New Britain to shift Roosevelt Early Learning Center, two Lincoln KEY Program classrooms to online learning after multiple positive COVID-19 cases

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One New Britain schools program and another early learning center will close in-person classes and move to remote learning for two weeks after multiple COVID-19 cases were confirmed across the district.

Several cases were confirmed at Lincoln KEY Program, Roosevelt Early Learning Center and Smith Elementary School on Friday, although school officials did not specify how many positive cases were discovered or whether they were students or staff members.

The Roosevelt Early Learning Center and two classrooms of the Lincoln Key Program will now shift to online-only learning until at least Oct. 19, the district wrote in a message posted online Friday afternoon.

The New Britain Public Health Determined the cases at Smith elementary were isolated and no closures are required there, according to the message.

Earlier this week, multiple positive cases across four schools prompted closures Wednesday and Thursday at Pulaski Middle School and Holmes Elementary School. Other cases were also found at New Britain High School and Lincoln Elementary School but did not require school closure.

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