MELROSE, MA — The union representing Melrose teachers said they want a two-week span of statewide positive test rates under 2 percent, no increase in COVID-19 cases in the city for two weeks and 48-hour test results, among other things, before returning to in-class instruction.
The Melrose Education Association said it is working with the Massachusetts Teachers Association on more specific benchmarks, and the following could change. As it stands, the requests are:
For educators and staff to return and remain in person, the positive test rate in Massachusetts should be no more than 2% over a 14-day period.
The City will have no increases in positive cases for fourteen (14) days before shifting from a full remote to a hybrid model.
Test results from labs must be happening within 48 hours in order for real time contact tracing and containment to occur.
Rate of transmission (RT) should be below