Boston Public Schools has canceled all domestic school-sponsored trips due to rising concerns of the coronavirus outbreak. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education relieved schools of attendance and school year requirements, allowing them to make the decision to close in response to coronavirus.
A petition circulating in the BC community calls for the school to temporarily move all classes online in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The City of Newton has formed an Emergency Management Committee to respond to the threat of coronavirus and has a page on its website to update residents about the virus.
Newton North High School students and teachers who returned from a class trip to Italy completed their first week spent at home instead of in the classroom, as they were asked to stay out of school for two weeks.
A Boston resident has been confirmed to have Massachusetts’ first case of the coronavirus strain responsible for the recent outbreak of respiratory disease in Wuhan, China.
The recent outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in China has prompted IFSA-Butler to cancel a program in Shanghai that BC students were set to participate in this spring. Students in a Beijing program that began in January were given the option of remaining in the program or returning to BC to complete their coursework remotely,