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Southington HS going remote for a week after new COVID cases cause staffing shortage

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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Southington High School is going remote on Monday and will remain remote for a week.

Officials said the change comes after a staffing shortage. Several staff members are in self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 case in the school community.

In a letter to families and staff Superintendent Timothy Connellan said, “The number of staff members affected exceeds 20 as of this writing. The school district simply does not have the capacity to staff all those positions, especially given the number of substitutes needed across the district in other schools.”

The high school also reported one new COVID case Monday, bringing the total to two.

All classes at the high school will be remote starting Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Monday, Nov. 2.

In-person classes are set to resume Nov. 4.

This comes after the school transitioned to all remote learning at the end of September due to COVID positives in the school community.

RELATED: Southington HS moving to remote learning Friday after person tests positive for COVID

Programs at ALTA and STELLAR will continue to implement their regular schedules. Additionally, all regularly scheduled after school activities will resume as planned.

Officials also reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Kelley Elementary School and J.F.K. Middle School communities. 

Those who have come into close contact have been identified. 

RELATED: Southington middle school going remote until Oct. 28 after COVID case causes 20 teachers to self-quarantine

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