Due to the threat of spreading coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, life as we know it has changed dramatically in the last few days. With both city and state officials mandating school closures and declaring states of emergency, we want to ensure that all Boston families have the information they need to get through the days and weeks ahead.
A number of resources are being made available to students and families; here’s how to learn more about what is available. Please note that this situation is rapidly changing so we will continue to update you as information becomes available.
- All schools are closed statewide starting tomorrow, March 17 and will reopen on April 7.
- Boston Public Schools will be closed starting tomorrow, March 17 and reopen on April 27.
- The Boston Public Schools has dedicated this page to information on school closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. The page includes information on how students can access meals and technology during the closure. Chromebooks are being made available to students who may need one, contact the BPS Technology team if you have any questions.
- The City of Boston is answering questions about coronavirus here and offering guidance about the importance of social distancing here.
- You can also visit Massachusetts Department of Public Health for regular updates as well.
- This article tackles the how-to’s of social distancing, which is crucial in the days and weeks ahead.
- For those of us working from home unexpectedly, the New York Times offers tips on how to manage this with children.
Social distancing will be challenging for all of us but it is essential to keep this virus from spreading. Please follow the guidelines provided in the resources shared above and contact city and state officials with any questions you may have.