BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mayor Marty Walsh has taken a slow and caution approach to reopening the City, including his announcement this week that Boston will wait to enter the next stage of reopening, because it moved into the state's "high-risk" COVID-19 category.
Now, the candidates running to become the next mayor are weighing in on how they think the current mayor is handling the pandemic.
City Councilor Andrea Campbell told WBZ NewsRadio she agrees with Mayor Walsh's decision to delay Boston's next step before reopening.
"But... we have to do more with respect to testing, hopefully getting to rapid testing, and of course taking every other precaution we can," Campbell said. "And so I think we have to be slow to reopen, and remind folks this virus is not going away."
Meanwhile, Councilor Michelle Wu said there is much to celebrate, but she hasn't yet seen a long term recovery plan.
"Instead of just thinking about how to put bandaids here and give out some breadcrumbs there, we must have a long-term vision and a plan, and direct our resources to addressing the issues that were present far before COVID-19," Wu said.
Boston moved into the state's "high-risk" category on Wednesday, with a positive COVID-19 test rate of 3.5 percent.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports:
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