All Rochester schools will be starting remote learning as of November 5 due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases, according to a district release.

Last week the Rochester School District had announced that it was planning on going back to remote learning from Thanksgiving Break until Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but that plan was scrapped as more cases of coronavirus infections were discovered over the weekend.

The release did not specify if the case increase was among students, staff members or teachers. The number of positive cases was also not released at this time.

The district released the following statement as part of the release:

“Due to this abundance of recent positive cases and the necessary self-quarantining procedures, the district will not be able to support in-person services and is transitioning to full remote learning out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of the all the members of the district community.”

According to the release, the district is working with New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) on contact tracing, and anyone that is identified as a close contact will be notified so that they can quarantine.

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