Mayor Walsh Will Announce Boston Public Schools Coronavirus Plan

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he plans to make an announcement on Sunday about the coronavirus response plan for Boston Public Schools.

"There will be school on Monday, and there will be school next week," Mayor Walsh said on Friday morning outside Boston City Hall, where he also announced the postponing of the Boston Marathon.

As of Friday morning, the number of patients with presumptive positive coronavirus tests in the state rose to 108, more than ten times what it was a week before.

After Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency over the spread of COVID-19, dozens of Massachusetts school districts and private schools closed their campuses, including BC High School in Dorchester and all three campuses of The Eliot School in the North End. You can see a complete list of closures and cancellations here.

"What we're going to be talking about [on Sunday] is laying out a plan for if we have to close the [Boston Public] schools," Mayor Walsh said. "And also how we're going to be dealing with our schools moving forward into next week and beyond."

This is a developing story.

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