The Pilot reports that the archdiocese will follow the state's "universal indoor masking" policies for the 69 schools under its control when the schools re-open next month.
That means all students over 5 and staffers will have to wear masks indoors through at least Oct. 1, when the archdiocese will re-evaluate.
The order does not apply to roughly 30 independent Catholic schools in the area, but the archdiocese says it hopes they would do the right thing and make students and staffers mask up inside due to the ongoing risk of Covid-19. Also:
The Archdiocese of Boston, following the example of the Cardinal and the Holy Father, continues to urge vaccination as the most effective way to bring this pandemic under control and keep families safe.