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Boston Reverts Back To Fully Remote Learning, Citing Rising Virus Rates04:02
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The Nubian Square headquarters of Boston Public Schools. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Nubian Square headquarters of Boston Public Schools. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Public Schools will return to fully remote learning Thursday, due to an uptick in the city's coronavirus cases.

The citywide seven-day average had increased to 5.7% this week, up from 4.5% last week.

Students with the highest needs will be able to return to in-person learning after infection rates fall below 5% for two consecutive weeks, according to a city press release, gradually followed by other groups when that number reaches 4%.

Boston Public Schools started the school year remotely on Sept. 21, and was in the process of phasing students into classrooms.

This segment aired on October 22, 2020.

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