When a student has close contact with someone with Covid-19 the state protocol is to quarantine for 10 days. That means some of Connecticut’s youngest citizens are missing out on school. 

“I have a 9-year-old at home and if someone on his bus tests positive he has to miss 10 days of school he loves school,” Michael Brandon of Tolland says. 

Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, is also a parent of two young children and wants to see the state change its quarantine rules. 

“It’s a huge burden on working families, you know when all of a sudden you have your 8-year-old or your 9-year-old who can’t be home by themselves and both parents work now they have to make arrangements for four or five work days,” Howard says. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut