When the COVID-19 pandemic put the world on pause for a year, it felt to me that enthusiasm for Boston College athletics reached an all-time low. Combine that with lukewarm performances in some of the major sports last year and you end up with a student body that stays for an hour and then dips after mumbling its way through “For Boston.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Tuesday it will award more than $4 million to reimburse Boston College for the cost of testing students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19 between August 2020 and January 2022.
Boston College will now require on-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate in their residence halls or at their permanent residence, according to an email sent to the BC community.
BC Urges Community Members to Receive Second Booster, Requires Vaccination and First Booster for New Members
Boston College will recommend but not require that community members receive a second COVID-19 booster shot for the 2022–2023 academic year, according to an email sent on Tuesday.
Despite a rise in new COVID-19 cases in Newton, new hospitalizations and deaths remain lower than during previous surges.
“The bottom line from Newton Health and Human Services Commissioner Linda Walsh is, ‘We’re in a time of cautious optimism,’” Fuller wrote. “She notes that we’ll be living with COVID-19 for months and months to come. We’ve shifted to all of us taking personal responsibility and staying home if we’re not feeling well.”
“I think Newton’s done a great job,” she said. “I think the mayor’s done a great job of communication of information.”
For the third week in a row, the city reported no COVID-19 deaths. The city reported only 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Some citizens voiced objections, including a parent with an immunocompromised child, among others.