Connecticut Prepares 3 Different Scenarios For When Schools Reopen

Sean Adams
July 14, 2020 - 9:33 am

    GREENWICH, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Connecticut schools are drawing up multiple reopening plans in case coronavirus spikes again. 

    Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to make a final determination in about a month, but for now, multiple scenarios are being mapped out for when schools reopen in the fall.

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    Ideally, infections will be low and everyone will be back in school, said Fran Rabinowitz, who speaks on behalf of Connecticut school superintendents.

    "We know, as everyone knows, that there is nothing more effective than having the children in their classes with their teachers," said Rabinowitz. "Only if it's healthy and safe for every child and every teacher and every leader."

    Plan B is a hybrid model with students alternating days between in-person and remote learning. 

    If there is widespread community transmission, all students will remain home. To prepare for that possible scenario, school districts are making sure all students have access to a computer and connectivity. 

    In schools, students could be grouped to limit contact with others. Hand washing, masks and social distancing would be a must.

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