Some school districts and universities in Connecticut are changing their schedule of classes or activities due to worries about coronavirus. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is canceling all remaining games of the CIAC winter tournaments due to worries about the coronavirus.
Schools with impact on classes or activities
Region 14 School district
The Region 14 school district, which includes Bethlehem and Woodbury, is closing for the rest of the week after a student came in contact with someone who tested positive for the COVID-19 test, school officials announced Tuesday.
Officials said students and their family showed no signs of illness and self-monitored in their home for 14 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
The district decided to close all school buildings from 11 to 15 March to clean and disinfect in depth. There will be no activity during closing.
The closure will be treated in the same way as the snow days and the days will be made up at the end of the school year.
Region 14 is also postponing or canceling large events, including middle school and high school game tests, and canceling all field trips until further notice. Sports have also been canceled.
Wilcoxson elementary school in Stratford
The city of Stratford is closing a school for the rest of the week after a person connected to the school may have come into contact with the coronavirus.
Wilcoxson Elementary School will be closed until Friday, according to the mayor’s office.
The person did not confirm that he had coronavirus and the school was shut down due to an abundance of cautions to allow time for a thorough cleaning of the building, officials said. It is not clear what type of contact the individual had with the COVID-19 virus.
University of New Haven / UNH
The university suspends in-person lessons leading to spring break, as well as in-person lessons on March 23 and 24.
The athletic events from 9 to 24 March have been canceled.
The halls of the residence are closed from 17:00 on 10 March.
“While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus, these decisions were made after learning that people on our campus may have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus after attending an out of state conference. “statement on the university’s website said.
The university has a special website created here.
University of the Sacred Heart
As of March 10, Sacred Heart University has suspended classes in person and is now switching to online instruction starting March 11.
The residences and dining rooms will remain open and students are invited to stay on campus.
International university-sponsored travel and non-essential business travel have been canceled.
The school has created a special website here.
Schools open but with travel restrictions
University of Connecticut / UConn
All UConn campuses work in normal operations. Academic and work schedules have not changed.
UConn has suspended university-sponsored travel to high-risk countries, including China, Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan. The university asks anyone in the university community who has returned from a trip abroad in the past 14 days or who plans to travel outside the United States in the next three months to fill out a form.
“UConn has also suspended all national and international university-sponsored travel outside the state by faculty and staff until further notice,” according to the university’s website.
UConn has created a special website for the latest information on the coronavirus.
Central Connecticut State University / CCSU
Classes take place as scheduled on campus.
The school canceled all university-sponsored travel outside the state, including lectures and recruitment visits.
Students, faculty and staff are discouraged from personal travel outside the state, especially during the spring break. The school asks people traveling to check with the school before returning to campus. The CCSU requires members of the university community to complete a form prior to travel.
“There are currently no restrictions on employees or students returning to Connecticut from national or international travel (except for those areas designated by the CDC as Level 2 or Level 3), but be aware that they may change at any time”, according to the university website.
For more information, CCSU has created a special website for coronavirus information.
Classes and catering activities continue as planned.
The university asked people to record all national and international trips and following the directions CDC and Yale Health.
Find the university’s special website here.