The city of Revere, Massachusetts, which has had 6% of coronavirus tests return positive over the last two weeks, suspended the local high school’s graduation along with all city-sponsored events until its virus metrics improve, its mayor said Thursday.
Revere is currently among the state’s top coronavirus hot spots, with the second highest rate of positive coronavirus tests in Wednesday’s weekly report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
“Until our data improves, we will have to make difficult decisions,” Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo said at a news conference.
The Fall Festival has been suspended along with the Aug. 11 graduation at Revere High School, Arrigo said.
Students will also learn remotely until cases go down.