Stamford parents question when schools in the district will reopen for in-person learning
New CDC guidelines say communities with low to moderate COVID-19 spread can safely return to schools, but Stamford parents are wondering what the hold-up is in their district.
Amy Nelson, of Stamford, says her two school-aged kids aren't getting the support they need from the city's hybrid learning model. Elementary students in nearby Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan have been in class five days a week.
The Stamford Board of Education held another meeting of its reopening committee Monday afternoon, but didn't reach any final decisions.
New CDC guidelines suggest counties with moderate spread could safely get back to in-person learning - which is less than 50 new cases per day per 100,000 residents.
Fairfield County's seven-day average is sitting around 25 new cases per 100,000 residents.
Dr. Thomas Murray, an epidemiologist with Yale Medicine who has helped districts around the state with their reopening plans, says the data shows in-person learning can be done safely with strict masking and social distancing.
The CDC says schools should be the last settings to close after all other mitigation measures in the community have been employed and the first to reopen when it can be done safely.