NEW FAIRFIELD — Following a rise in positive COVID-19 tests among school community members, officials have decided to put all four of the town’s public schools on remote learning through Dec. 7.

Superintendent Pat Cosentino announced the remote learning plan for New Fairfield’s high and middle schools on Monday, followed by the same plan for Consolidated and Meeting House Hill schools on Tuesday.

“We ask that you please take this pandemic seriously. New Fairfield is seeing more cases than we had in the spring,” she wrote in a letter to families and staff.

In addition to shifting the schools to remote learning, all sports have been postponed to Dec. 7, Cosentino announced Monday.

She said Tuesday that school buildings and offices will remain open so administration can be reached if needed.

Cosentino is asking “everyone to do their part by wearing masks, remaining physically distant, washing hands and avoiding crowds and celebrations” so that students can return to in-person schooling Dec. 7.