(WFSB) - Several more schools announced positive, or presumptive positive, cases of COVID-19, which prompted them to temporarily close.
Thursday, school officials in Cheshire said Highland Elementary School students would remote learn for the day.
They said a contractor working in the building tested positive for the virus; however, school officials do not believe the person had close contact with anyone in the school.
Litchfield Public School officials announced that all Litchfield Public Schools will be on remote learning on Friday.
This comes after several students, across multiple schools, attended a non-school event last weekend and had prolonged exposure with a positive COVID-19 case.
Officials in Bristol also announced that Bristol Eastern High School would be closed Thursday and Friday due to a presumptive positive case in its community.
Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull will be closed for two weeks due to a spike in cases there, the principal told Channel 3. The principal said students should follow their remote learning schedule and log on to classes via Google Classroom.
In Waterbury, Kennedy High School will be closed through the end of the week after two students tested positive for COVID-19. School officials said all students will be doing distance learning both Thursday and Friday. The students who tested positive were self-isolating and the city's contact tracing team is working to figure out who else may have been infected.
The district said because high schoolers really can’t cohort, they move around the building and have different classes, it decided the right move was to keep everyone home.
At the middle school, they have cohorts, so they decided the best option was to keep the impacted class home, while everyone continues on their normal schedules.
A number of school systems have also seen cases but are remaining open after deep cleaning and quarantining individuals, including:
- A.I. Prince Technical High School
- Wethersfield Public Schools
- Simsbury Public Schools
- Ellington Public Schools
Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of the coronavirus in Connecticut.