The Scope takes a look at plans by the city and Fenway Health to open a facility where drug users could inject themselves with medical help just a step away - and with access to information about treatment programs.
Map of installed and planned Covid-19 test sites, from BPHC
Boston has hired the company that has been sampling sewage at Deer Island for the presence of Covid-19 viral particles to perform similar tests at 11 sites across Boston, Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Bisola Ojikutu told a City Council committee today. Read more.
Boston and Chelsea managed to reduce Covid-19 rates among their public school students and staff simply by requiring them to keep wearing masks after the state lifted its requirements, researchers report in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article. Read more.
Latest Covid-19 viral counts from the northern half of the MWRA sewer district. Source.
The Boston Public Health Commission reports the Covid-19 test positivity rate across Boston is now 11.5%. Statewide, the seven-day average rate is 9.13%, the state Department of Public Health reports. Read more.
The FDA is warning restaurants and retailers not to sell oysters harvested in certain parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia and shipped to, among other places, Massachusetts, because they've been linked to norovirus. The FDA alert provides information on what to look for on oyster shipments and describes norovirus symptoms.