Why a CDC investigation of Boston Public Schools COVID-19 outbreaks is needed now

The message dinged our phones on Oct. 27: “Not great news, but a friend just shared there are six confirmed COVID cases in the fourth-grade class.”

The group chat of parents and caregivers of third-graders at the Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Plain is usually about misplaced homework and after-school activities. This was something else, and it eventually became clear that the Manning School was facing the largest COVID-19 outbreak of the year in Boston Public Schools — now surpassed by the CurleyK-8 School in Jamaica Plain and Orchard Gardens in Roxbury in total cases.

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