End of COVID Federal Emergency

End of COVID Federal Emergency
Posted on 05/11/2023

Dear CPS Community:

We hope this finds you well.

Midnight tonight will mark the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency that was declared at both the state and federal levels in 2020. It has been a long, and at times, challenging road, however, we have persevered together. Our high vaccination rates within the district and the City of Cambridge are a testament to our sense of collective responsibility and community.

As the City announced on Monday, they will be ending updates to the COVID-19 Data Center beginning this Friday. Please note that this will impact the Community Metrics portion of our dashboard. The city’s Data Center will remain available as a historical resource

We will be reviewing our existing COVID policies and procedures and make any necessary adjustments ahead of the new school year. A reminder that earlier this month the School Committee unanimously approved to end the vaccination requirement for students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities for the 2023-2024 school year. 

The vaccination requirement was implemented in the fall of 2021 when community transmission of COVID was high. Members of the Health & Safety working group recognize that conditions have improved and immunity has increased because of the vaccination and having the disease. We, in alignment with the Cambridge Public Health Department, will continue to  encourage getting the vaccine and boosters.

The Cambridge Public Health Department will host two additional vaccine clinics this season:

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to sharing more with you ahead of the new school year.


The CPS Team

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