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COVID cases force Montville to revert to remote learning for two weeks

Montville Superintendent Laurie Pallin announced Thursday that all district schools will be closed for two weeks, reopening Nov. 9, and that students should enter their Seesaw or Google Classrooms on Friday to continue remote learning. Schools had been operating under a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning.

Over the past week, the district has seen positive COVID-19 cases at Dr. Charles E. Murphy Elementary School, Oakdale Elementary School and the Palmer Building, Pallin wrote in a letter. She was notified Thursday that a second member of the Oakdale Elementary community tested positive for the coronavirus, with no relation to the first case, and she has received notification of an additional positive test at the high school.

"While we have been working hard to carefully identify, isolate and quarantine only affected students and staff members whenever possible, when faced with the fact that we would have to close a third school it has become clear that we need to move to our remote learning plan," Pallin wrote. "As with all cases, we are continuing to conduct contact tracing and notify close contacts of the need to quarantine."



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