Weston schools switch to remote learning after another COVID case
WESTON — The entire Weston school district has switched to temporary remote learning mode for Monday after another suspected COVID-19 case has popped up among a student, the superintendent said.
In a letter to parents late Sunday night, school officials said they learned around 8:30 p.m. Sunday that “there appears to be another positive case” of the virus — this time with a Hurlbutt Elementary School student.
“We need at least Monday to do additional contact tracing to determine the potential spread of COVID-19 in the district,” officials said. “We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution.
On Sunday morning, Weston Public Schools Superintendent William S. McKersi informed the district’s community about a Weston High School student who tested positive for the virus, and the school would switch to remote learning.
Officials said they are working with the Westport/Weston Health District and a medical advisor to ensure the safety of all students and staff going forward.
An update is expected later Monday.