Everett announced a 30-day shutdown for its schools, while Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester said they are closing their schools for at least two weeks.
Newton is closing its schools until at least March 20. Somerville, which had already announced a shutdown through the weekend, said today it's closing its schools for two weeks starting Monday.
Brookline and Cambridge are closing their schools through March 27.
Malden is closing its schools tomorrow but has yet to decide for how long.
Danvers schools are closed through March 20.
Mount Alvernia High School will have a half day tomorrow, then teach classes remotely next week.
Salem closed schools early today and they will be closed tomorrow as well.
In a statement, officials in Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester noted they have collectively had several cases linked to that Biogen meeting:
Our decision has been informed by our local boards of health, as well by expert epidemiologists who recognize that the time to act is now. We know we can have a greater and more positive impact on public health and safety if we do this together.
Many in our area have been particularly impacted due to our families who have a greater number of presumptive positive cases in the area. Please be aware that this school closure period of time may be extended or shortened should State authorities so direct.
Separately, Everett announced two-week closures for City Hall, the senior center and the public library.