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Virus Contact Forces School Closure

Westport schools will close until further notice after today’s dismissal because of the coronavirus, Interim Superintendent David Abbey announced.

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Students leave Westport’s Bedford Middle School today unsure when they will return. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“We have just learned that a number of Westport parents and Westport Public School students, in schools throughout our district, were in contact with an individual presumed to be positive with coronavirus,” he said in an email to parents.

“Based upon discussions with and at the direction of Mr. Mark Cooper, Director of Health for the Westport Weston Health District, the Westport School District will be closed until further notice following today’s regularly scheduled dismissal.

“This includes all after-school and evening activities, including athletics. We will immediately begin deep cleaning our schools and in conjunction with the Westport Weston Health District will be consulting with state and federal officials.”

 

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