Update: Walsh announced tonight that schools will close on Tuesday and remain shut until April 27.
Mayor Walsh announced this morning that "there will be school Monday and there will be school next week."
Separately, Codman Academy, a charter school in Dorchester, told parents it's closing at noon today and will stay closed through at least March 27 - but will be doing some online learning with students.
Speaking at a press conference on the Marathon, Walsh said he would have more to say on Sunday about plans for BPS.
One BPS school, the Eliot in the North End, is already shut due to a confirmed Covid-19 case in somebody affiliated with the school and is scheduled to re-open on Thursday.
We understand that some parents may choose, out of an abundance of caution, to keep their child at home despite the recommendations of public health experts. If parents do decide not to send their child to school, the absence must be accompanied by a parent/guardian letter or email to the school. These absences will be excused.
Unlike many of the suburban districts that announced school closings, Boston has a large population of students who depend on schools for not just education but more basic needs, such as meals.