Gov. Lamont tries to reassure anxious students about school reopening in midst of coronavirus pandemic

In Sergio Carrion’s experience at Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven, there was never enough soap or paper towels. School bathrooms often did not have mirrors and were only “semi-clean,” he said.

Carrion, 17, a rising senior, asked Gov. Ned Lamont point-blank Friday whether the state was prepared to reopen schools like his amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“How are you going to guarantee me when I go back that I’m going to have that, if you couldn’t do it before?” he asked during a discussion held at West Haven High School about reopening Connecticut high schools in the fall.

“We got your back on this,” Lamont responded. “We’re providing the masks. We’re providing the disinfectant. We’re providing the cleaner.”

State Department of Education commissioner Miguel Cardona said that he had heard similar concerns about school sanitation from teachers and that Lamont’s administration was working to identify districts that

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