As Boston Students Return To Classrooms, Acting Mayor Reminds District To Follow Coronavirus Precautions

On Monday, many Boston Public Schools students are returning to classrooms.

The district is resuming in-person learning, five days a week, for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. However, parents may opt for remote learning for the rest of the school year.

Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey said everyone in schools should follow coronavirus precautions.

"For all grades, we must remain vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging our students and staff to wear masks, wash their hands and maintain adequate social distance," she said.

Janey is also urging parents to have their children over age 16 vaccinated, as that is the minimum age of eligibility.

High schoolers are expected to return to full in-person learning next month.