“They need to act now to protect the health of their Boston College community and all of our Newtonians,” she said.
“Boston College community members are integrally connected with Newton — they live, shop, dine & drink, play sports, work and recreate amongst our community,” she said in an e-mail to Newton residents later Saturday evening. “When COVID-19 spikes within the Boston College community, this impacts all of us in Newton.”
The concern comes after a notable increase last week in the number of positive cases at the college, especially among athletes.
So far 104 people have tested positive at the college, including 67 in the past week, according to testing numbers published Saturday by the university. Thirty of the college’s 750 varsity athletes have tested positive, BC spokesman Jack Dunn said Saturday.
Many of the student-athlete cases are linked to an off-campus gathering, where students watched a basketball game