On Sunday, Mayor Marty Walsh declared a public health emergency Boston. He also discussed school cancellation procedures and restrictions being implemented to bar and restaurant operation.
Boston Public Schools will officially close on March 17th through April 27th. BPS will be open on Monday, March 16th for students to collect items like books, medication, supplies etc. Teachers will have handouts for students and worksheets and handouts will also be available on google classroom. If a student needs internet access or a laptop, the city is negotiating with local companies to provide free and low cost internet access. If a student needs a laptop, a Chrome Book will be available for them.
For those BPS families that need food, the City of Boston will have neighborhood locations for food pick up citywide to ensure that no child goes hungry. Here’s a map of meal locations.
Bars & Restaurants
UPDATE: Governor Charlie Baker have ordered all bars and restaurants to close – only takeout/delivery available through April 6th (not April 17th). The restrictions will not apply to delivery, takeout, or drive-through services. Gatherings of 25 or more are prohibited.
“This is not a snow day,” said Mayor Walsh. We all should be practicing social distancing. The goal is to flatten the curve. Here’s a helpful article in the Atlantic that answers any questions you may have on social distancing.
While you’re practicing social distancing maybe watch some television. Here’s a guide of what to watch!
Questions about COVID-19 – the city has helpful information here.