Classes at Smith Elementary in New Britain going remote for 2 days after positive COVID-19 case


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Several schools in the Consolidated School District of New Britain have reported members of their community testing positive for COVID-19 since school began this fall.

Friday, the district reported the cases are at Lincoln KEY Program, Roosevelt Early Learning Center, and Smith Elementary School.

Both Roosevelt Early Learning Center and two classrooms in the Lincoln KEY Program will move to remote learning for two weeks. They will resume in-person learning on Monday, Oct. 19.

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Cases were reported at Smith School, as well. The district updated their numbers on Monday reporting a member of the Smith community tested positive. That individual has been instructed to remain home and quarantine for 14 days.

The individual was last in the school building Thursday, Oct. 1.

Through contact tracing, NBPHD determined “there are multiple close contacts who are experiencing illnesses and symptoms resembling those of COVID-19.” Those individuals were also instructed to remain home and quarantine for 14 days.

Smith will be closed for two days (Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7) and all students will be moved to remote learning. There is a tentative plan to reopen for in-person learning Thursday, Oct. 8.

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