Message about COVID-19 at Norwalk High

Message About COVID-19 at Norwalk High
Posted on 07/07/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Message About COVID-19 at Norwalk HighIn-person classes resumed this week with strict reopening protocols in place to limit the potential for exposure to COVID-19 within our school building. Precautions included the use of face masks by all students and staff, limited class sizes, 6 feet of spacing between desks, alternating seating on buses, frequent handwashing, and much more.  

Unfortunately, Norwalk Public Schools was notified today that a member of the Norwalk High school community who was in the building for summer classes on Monday has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, in consultation with the Norwalk Health Department and our medical advisor Dr. Norman Weinberger, we have made the decision to close Norwalk High until Monday, July 13.  Summer school classes at Norwalk High will shift to distance learning until Monday, after the building has been thoroughly disinfected. 

In keeping with our protocols, anyone who may have been in contact with this member of community while in the building has been notified directly.  Those who may have potentially been exposed have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and to reach out to their health care provider about getting tested. 

While Connecticut has been a model for other states in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we know that the threat from COVID-19 will not go away easily. We will continue to carefully move forward to provide the best learning environment possible, while keeping the health and safety of our students and staff in mind.