State Department of Health urges school officials to plan for surge in COVID-19 cases – NBC Connecticut

The state Department of Public Health is warning school administrators to expect more cases of COVID-19 affecting students and staff in the coming weeks amid growing transmission.

In a message to school leaders, the Department of Public Health said the increased rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Connecticut and surrounding states may be partly due to holidays, school breaks and travel. .

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

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State health officials said schools can help reduce risk by hosting vaccination clinics, enforcing policies to keep sick people out of school, encouraging frequent testing , supporting and respecting staff and students who choose to wear masks in optional environments, and increasing the ventilation available.

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