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BOSTON – Teachers, staff and many students at day care centers and after-school programs will be required to wear masks indoors after Labor Day, but Education Secretary Jim Peyser on Tuesday told the board that licenses early education providers that a vaccine mandate may be out of their control. The Board of Early Education and […]
BOSTON – Consistent with the new mask-wearing rules in public schools, the Baker administration on Tuesday will seek permission to impose a mask mandate for all staff and children age 5 and older enrolled in state-licensed pre-kindergarten, after-school and other early education programs. The policy would look similar to what Education Commissioner Jeff Riley rolled […]
LOWELL – Nursing students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will be assisting a federal effort to study the effectiveness of new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tools and tests, the university announced Monday. The university’s Solomont School of Nursing received a grant of $935,000 from the National Institutes of Health to participate in its […]
BOSTON –  Despite the entirety of Massachusetts now experiencing “high” or “substantial” transmission of COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he had no plans to revisit his administration’s latest guidance for wearing masks indoors or in schools. Baker was in Peabody on Monday morning with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and several members of his Cabinet […]