Boston Board Of Health Votes To Rescind Public Health Emergency in April

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Board of Health has voted unanimously to rescind the city's public health emergency on April 1.

The Board initially declared the emergency back in March 2020 and extended the emergency indefinitely later in April 2020 as the pandemic quickly worsened. This comes ad the city has dropped other key pandemic measures like its vaccine requirement for entry to certain businesses and its indoor mask mandate.

Boston Public Schools will still have a mask mandate in place, for now, though. The board did not vote to drop the school mask mandate, but instead created a benchmark for when the board will drop the mandate.

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The board recommends dropping the school mask mandate when the city is seeing 10 cases per 100,00 residents, a metric the city does not meet as of March 9.

Boston decided to keep its makes rules for schools in place after the Governor decided to let the statewide school mask mandate expire at the end of February.

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