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State Urges School Officials to Plan for Increase in COVID-19 Cases

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State officials are warning school administrators to expect more COVID-19 cases affecting students and staff in the upcoming weeks amid increasing transmission.

In a message to school leaders, the departments of Education and Public Health said COVID-19 transmission rate increases throughout Connecticut and surrounding states might be partly driven by holidays, school breaks and travel.

On Friday, the state's rolling seven-day test positivity rate was 8.09%.

State officials said schools can help reduce risks by hosting vaccination clinics, enforcing policies to keep sick individuals out of school, by encouraging frequent testing, supporting and respecting staff and students who choose to wear masks in mask-optional settings and increasing available ventilation.

Click here for a list of state-sponsored COVID-19 test sites.

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