Mixed emotions in Boston as the next phase of the Boston Public Schools reopening plan is delayed because the city’s coronavirus positivity rate has climbed higher than 4%. Mayor Marty Walsh made the announcement Wednesday. (Oct. 7)
DANIEL KURITZKES: I think it's concerning that the infection rate in the Boston area has spiked above 4%. And I think it's appropriate for the mayor and everybody to take a second look at what we're doing about reopening and to pause while we think about what measures might be put into place to try and get better control of the epidemic in the city.
TRISTAN TURNER: I'm in second grade. I'm very mad because we can't go-- we can't go into actual school because of this coronavirus. We gotta stay apart. And I don't want to really spread it to my family over there, so-- so I do remote learning.
It's all right. I mean, at least I still can get to see friends and all my teachers. But I-- the most thing I really wish to do is to be in an actual school, not just stay at home.
JENNIFER ROYAL: The-- the bars again. I think it wasn't unexpected, given that the rate of infection and how it's been trending. But I do think it's terrible for children and for working parents because from our experience, the children just don't learn as well behind a screen. There's too many distractions. But we also want them to be safe, so, in reality, there just aren't any good choices.