Boston Health Officials Say They're Looking Into Monitoring Wastewater for Polio
After a case of polio was confirmed in New York and a wastewater surveillance program was launched there, Boston health officials say they are looking into possibly launching the same initiative. The Boston Public Health Commission told The Boston Herald that it’s “exploring options” to monitor wastewater for polio, but it would first need permission to be granted through...
BPS to End Indoor Mask Mandate Next Week
The recommendation from the Boston Public Health Commission is based upon a recent decline in COVID cases and hospitalizations, as well as fewer traces of the virus showing up in the city’s wastewater.
Boston Public Schools to Drop Mask Mandate Right Before Summer Vacation
With little time remaining in the current school year, Boston Public Schools students and staffs will no longer be required to wear face masks starting next week. Boston Public Health Commissioner Dr. Bisola Ojikutu sent a letter to BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius on Wednesday that advised masking no longer be required indoors in the district’s schools beginning Monday, June 13….
Boston Health Commission Recommends New COVID Precautions Amid Rising Cases
Citing a 65% increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the Boston Public Health Commission on Thursday recommended a new series of precautions for residents. The commission is urging residents to get tested, stay at home if they feel sick, keep up to date on their vaccinations and recommending the wearing of masks indoors. The renewal of the…
Boston Health Commission Urges Safety in Coming Days With COVID Cases Rising
In the coming days, Boston residents will celebrate Passover and Easter, continue to observe Ramadan, cheer on the Red Sox during their home opener at Fenway Park, attend the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, and enjoy a week of school vacation. With so much to look forward to, health officials are encouraging residents to remain vigilant about COVID-19, noting…