Boston Parents Demanding More Covid Safety In Public Schools


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Parents in Boston have raised their concerns about Covid-19 outbreaks in schools as winter approaches and cases begin to rise.

The parents have listed some demands that they believe will keep kids safe in school during colder months. The group is called "Families for Covid Safety" and is made up of parents from over a dozen Boston Public Schools.

They point their concerns at the upcoming colder months which usually keeps people inside for a longer period of time. In addition, they have raised concerns over recent school outbreaks at Joseph P. Manning, Orchard Garden and Mary E. Curley schools.

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The parents say it highlights the urgent need for clear Covid-19 safety, contact tracing and outbreak mitigation strategies.

The group has also called on Boston Public Schools to provide each school with a vaccine clinic because children five to 11 years old are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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