TRUMBULL, CT — Hillcrest Middle School will be closed for two weeks after 70 people had to be quarantined due to possible coronavirus exposure. The school system also announced a coronavirus case at Trumbull High School.
There aren't enough substitute teachers to cover for teachers who have to quarantine, according to the Connecticut Post.
Teachers can return to Hillcrest to teach remotely. Trumbull High should be able to stay open as long as there are no additional cases, Superintendent Martin Semmel said in an email to parents and teachers.
Trumbull school officials previously acknowledged a tough staffing situation as teachers decided not to return to school. The school district considered possibly pushing back the start of the school year, but ended up finding enough teachers to open on the scheduled date. Schools across Connecticut are facing challenges as substitute teachers are in short supply.