Everett had a plan to get some 7,500 children back to school by March: Vaccinate their teachers at the same time that people who are 75 and over were getting access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
But because of vaccination priority rules set by Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Carlo DeMaria couldn’t get the doses he needed, so Everett’s plan fell apart. When the judgment involved “closing the schools, he [Baker] always wanted us to make the decisions,” said DeMaria in an interview. But the mayor can’t do what he wants to do to open them: “These kids need to get back to school. Now. Today,” said DeMaria. If vaccination makes teachers “feel more comfortable, let’s do it,” he said.
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