A construction moratorium early in the pandemic and new safety requirements for workers will cost the Cambridge Housing Authority at least $1.4 million in extra expenses for renovations at three sites. The housing authority isn’t the only developer affected by pandemic-related cost increases.
Cambridge will keep accepting any resident who wants a Covid-19 test despite changed federal guidance discouraging people with no symptoms from getting tested even if they were exposed to someone with the virus. The city is also continuing its free testing program into September.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other local universities have begun conducting Covid-19 tests on a vast scale as their students return to campus. Three people tested positive on Wednesday, but the MIT tests and positives are so far not counted in totals gathered from outside the school.