Desk shields for all New Milford teachers and students have been ordered and are due to come in over the next few weeks. This comes as elementary students are preparing to return full time to classrooms in March. The shields were approved by the Board of Education in late January. The Facilities department will continue to work with building administration on cafeteria set up and partitions, as well as classroom configuration. Social distancing throughout the schools will be approximately 3 to 6 feet, and during recess students will be required to wear their masks.