The city is making a concerted push to overcome parental reluctance and get children under 5 vaccinated against Covid-19. “What we feel like we’re dealing with at this point is [a] resistance to take their children to be vaccinated,” chief public health officer Derrick Neal told city councillors.
Officials edge toward lifting the city’s Covid mask on March 14 deadline that feels at odds with data
City officials are trying to deal with sudden and drastic changes in federal guidelines for assessing risk of Covid-19 transmission at the same time they plan to eliminate the indoor mask mandate. The combination left city councillors without a clear explanation for decisions on mask requirements.
The omicron surge may have peaked in Cambridge with overall case numbers plummeting, and the city’s public health experts have started to talk about a next, less crisis-driven phase of dealing with Covid. Yet more residents are dying of Covid-19, and more elders living in nursing homes and assisted-living centers are getting infected.