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City Council Committee on Public Health hearing on Docket #0747

A hearing regarding the reopening of colleges and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, and the Sponsors are Councilors Liz Breadon, Kim Janey, and Kenzie Bok.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0747

    Order for a hearing regarding the status of college and university plans to reopen for Fall 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    This matter was sponsored by Councilors Liz Breadon, Kim Janey, and Kenzie Bok and was referred to the Committee on June 3, 2020.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.


    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Mail Address: Docket #0458, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Fax number: 617-635-4203

    Attn: Shane L. Pac, Docket #0747

    Committee email: | Staff email:

    Staff telephone: 617-635-2435

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