Mayor Walsh said today that he and BPS officials will decide this weekend whether to further postpone the return of additional students to schools, based on latest city Covid-19 numbers.
But at a City Hall press conference, Walsh recounted a conversation with a Boston Latin School student who told him she really wants to get back to school, for at least part of the week, as called for by the city's "hybrid" plan. "Our rates are going in the wrong direction for in-person learning," he said.
Yesterday, state public-health officials announced that Boston's rate of new Covid-19 infections has grown to 11.1 new daily cases per 100,000 for the past two weeks. up from 10.0 the week before. It's the third week in a row Boston has been in the state's high-risk category - above 8 new daily cases per 100,000.
BPS had originally planned to expand in-school learning today from high-risk students to K-3rd grade students whose parents have given their OK. Last week, though, the city delayed that expansion to next Thursday.