The Baker administration is increasing pressure on public schools to resume in-person learning. In a Friday event to announce a new formula for calculating local COVID-19 risk, Massachusetts education leaders doubled down on their messages urging school districts to open their doors to as many students as possible.
“The time to get kids back to school is now,” said Education Commissioner Jeff Riley. “It’s become increasingly clear that this virus is going to be with us for a while.”
The system presented adds new variables for community size and positive test rate to its calculation formula. That resulted in a