BPS Closes Curley K-8 School For 10 Days After Recent Rise In Covid Cases

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain will be closed for 10 days because of a recent increase in positive Covid-19 cases among students and staff.

After being advised by Boston Public Schools (BPS), the school will be closed starting Wednesday will reopen on Monday, November 22. The school said this is part of “an active effort to immediately stop the spread [of Covid] and provide time to add staffing capacity to fully implement the test and stay and contact tracing programs.”

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BPS Superintendent Brenda Casselius said that prior to the outbreak, there were safety protocols in place at all schools in the district aimed at fighting Covid.

“Despite our rigorous masking, vaccination and testing requirements for our staff and other precautionary measures that we’ve taken, the Curley school is experiencing a recent increase in positive cases.”

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The Boston Public Health Commission has advised anyone who has been on campus to self-isolate and avoid groups or gatherings for at least five days and until they receive a negative Covid-19 test.

The school will be hosting a community meeting Wednesday evening and where they will communicate more information on providing students with food and materials for remote instruction.

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