Barnstable Schools 'Taking A Step Back', Going Remote Amid Statewide Push To Reopen Classrooms

A rising number of coronavirus cases is forcing all Barnstable schools to go remote, the superintendent says.

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- An increase in coronavirus cases is forcing Barnstable schools to shift to remote learning for the next two days. The superintendent says last week there were 45 cases reported in its nine schools, with 28 more cases reported this Monday and Tuesday. 260 staff members and students are in quarantine because they were in close contact with the people who tested positive. The superintendent says they're going to be deciding over the weekend if students can return to class safely on Monday.