NORWALK, CT — Two Norwalk schools returned to remote learning models on Friday after several positive cases of the coronavirus were discovered among members of the schools' community, according to Norwalk Public Schools officials.
Brien McMahon High School, and the Center for Global Studies which is inside the Highland Avenue-based school, were closed Friday to allow for contact and exposure tracing, officials said in a post on the district's Facebook page.
How many members of the Brien McMahon community, and whether they were students, staff or both, were not disclosed.
"This will also allow additional time into the weekend for deep cleaning," officials wrote.
Connecticut is in the midst of an increase in COVID-19 cases, prompting state officials to place several communities in the state on "red alert" status. While Norwalk was not on that list, the city also has seen an uptick in coronavirus cases since last weekend.