A recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the region will keep students in a Fairfield County school district sticking to a hybrid learning plan.
During a special Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Westport Superintendent Thomas Scarice said that it could be weeks until students return to a normal schedule due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Scarice said that the district will stay the course for four to six weeks, at which point they will assess the COVID-19 situation throughout Connecticut before making a decision.
He also expressed concerns about a possible second wave of the virus, which some health officials have said could come during the winter.
At least 11 staff members in Westport schools have tested positive for COVID-19, though there have been no reported cases among students.
There have been a total of 59,237 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut and 2,460 probable cases since the pandemic began. In Fairfield County, there have been 20,261 COVID-19 cases and 843 probable cases.
In Westport, there have been 377 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17 probable cases.
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