In a press conference this afternoon Governor Ned Lamont announced that the earliest Connecticut schools will be allowed to re-open is April 20.
To support students who are out of school for an extended time, the governor said that the state is working to get laptops and internet access for more children.
The Partnership for Connecticut has pledged as many as 60,000 laptops to high school students in Alliance Districts, saying the laptops will be prioritized for students in the most need. The Partnership will work with the state Department of Education and school districts to get the computers in students’ hands as soon as possible. Laptops will belong to districts, which will retain ownership once students return to school.
The governor also said that the state is working with internet service providers to expand WiFi access to families who do not currently have internet access.