Sachem school district increases safety protocols as COVID-19 surges

The Sachem Central School District is making some bold moves to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their schools.
The district is increasing social distancing and opening windows slightly to allow more air flow in classrooms.
The district is also not allowing visitors inside buildings and making all meetings with parents virtual.
Parents tell News 12 they are in favor of the new protocols if they keep schools open and students in the classroom.
The district says they are continuing to follow the New York State in-person learning recommendation, saying in part, "At this time the district is not planning on going remote overall or to offer a remote option."
The letter sent to parents says the school will be closely monitoring all the factors that went into this decision.