Norwich public schools will transition to remote learning starting Dec. 21 due to staffing concerns, school officials said Friday.
The school district will remain in a remote learning model from Dec. 21 to 23. Students will return to hybrid learning starting Jan. 4 after winter break.
School officials said that for the week of Dec. 14, schools will remain in the hybrid learning model.
The transmission rate within schools is currently 1.6%.
During the week of Dec. 7, the positivity rate was 38.1%. The city of Norwich remains in red alert status. The positivity rate among school district students and staff has decreased this week, school officials said.