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New COVID Education Guidance Aims to Keep Students in Classrooms

Nina Dodge's second grade classroom at Wolcott Elementary School is ready for the students to arrive. First day of West Hartford Public Schools. Sept. 1, 2021. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford Public Schools will be reviewing and discussing all of the state guidance next week, and will be prepared to communicate with principals, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Administration Anne McKernan said.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

State COVID guidance to local school districts released Tuesday prioritizes keeping students in classrooms by encouraging parents to mask children with minor symptoms and send them to school so long as they test negative for COVID-19.

During a Hartford press conference, Connecticut education and public health officials said that 2.5 million test kits purchased by the state would enable school districts in the coming academic year to implement a new COVID screening policy, which they called “test, mask, and go.”

Dr. Manisha Juthani, commissioner of the Public Health Department, recommended districts adopt policies that allow children with only minor cold-like symptoms to attend school.

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