Soaring COVID cases factor in rising school absences

MONROE, CT — A national surge in coronavirus infections is taking a toll on school systems, including Monroe’s. Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza told the Board of Education the district is managing a wave of cases from the highly contagious omicron variant. Read More

Lamont relaxes COVID-19 restrictions as case rates stabilize

MONROE, CT — Monroe’s rate of new COVID-19 cases stabilized as Gov. Ned Lamont loosens restrictions in Connecticut.

Though masks and social distancing restrictions remain in place, First Selectman Ken Kellogg said Lamont announced a significant relaxation of  restrictions, which will take effect on March 19.

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