David Abbey, interim superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, sent this notice to all students and parents moments ago:
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.
Based upon discussions with and at the direction of 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.