Boston delays school reopening plan after virus cases surge
October 9, 2020
BOSTON (AP) — The next phase of the Boston Public Schools reopening plan was delayed Wednesday because the city’s coronavirus positivity rate has climbed higher than 4%, Mayor Marty Walsh said.
“We believe it is prudent at this time to pause the school reopening plan,” Walsh said at a news conference.
Preschoolers and kindergartners who were scheduled to report to school the week of Oct. 15 instead will now start Oct. 22, Walsh said, although he added that the date is dependent on how the virus data develops between now and then.