In response to a question from a Fox 61 reporter about whether schools should open in June, Leake said, “We don’t think enough is in place, enough planning has been done, enough supplies are in place to make that happen. I think we need to plan for and hope for an opening in September, but it’s not going to be everyone walking into the school building at the same time as we have done in the past. I’m almost certain that’s not going to happen, even in the fall.”
Governor Lamont has said he will announce when schools will reopen in the coming weeks.
Read President Leake’s op-ed below.
Decision to Reopen State Must Focus on Safety, Health, and Saving Lives
Connecticut is on the verge of making a critical decision regarding the fight against the COVID-19 health emergency. Prior to May 20, the governor will need to make a decision about whether to extend the stay-at-home order or open state businesses and schools.
Our leaders must continue to listen to the advice of top health experts and not succumb to pressure to reopen public schools and businesses prematurely. Easing up on social distancing too quickly could be deadly. Read more