Framingham COVID-19 Information
- Overview & Preventive Measures
- Police and Fire
- Mayor's Update
- Stay Informed - City of Framingham COVID-19 Resources
The Framingham Department of Public Health continuously monitors and responds to the outbreak of Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The Department receives regular updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If there is an urgent update, the City will employ the "Alert Framingham" phone messaging system, otherwise known as Rave. To sign up for the City’s Rave system, please go here: https://www.smart911.com/
For additional information, please visit the following websites:
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) Information
Massachusetts department of public health (MDPH) information
MDPH COVID-19 Fact Sheets
Prevention, About COVID-19, What to Do if You Are Sick, Coping with stress and fear, and visual communication tools
What older adults need to know
people at risk for serious illness from covid-19
Massachusetts COVId-19 CASES
CEnter for Disease Control (CDC) Case Counts
CDC - United States Case Counts
Help prevent the spread of Covid-19
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19!
Ayude a prevenir el COVID-19
Ajude a evitar o COVID-19
- Stay Home!
- Quédese en su casa lo más que pueda.
- Fique em casa o máximo que puder.
- If you must go out, practice social distancing.
- Si usted debe salir de su casa, por favor manténgase alejado de los demás. Practique distanciamiento social.
- Se você precisar sair, pratique o distanciamento social.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water!
- ¡Lávese las manos frecuentemente con aguacaliente y jabón!
- Lave as mãos frequentemente com sabão e água quente!
- Call or Facetime your family and friends!
- Comuníquese con sus familiares y amigos a través del teléfono o por Facetime.
- Ligue ou faça uma chamada de vídeo para sua família e amigos.
- Do not touch your face, mouth, or nose. Practice social distancing!
- Evite tocarse la cara, boca y/o nariz. Practique distanciamiento social.
- Não toque no rosto, boca ou nariz! Pratique o distanciamento social.
"Flatten The curve" - How to practice social distancing
The Coronavirus can be spread from person-to-person when in close contact with one another. Which is why it is important to maintain social distancing.
What is social distancing? Keep a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters from one person or within arm’s length of one another.
- Interact with friends and family over the internet
- Limit the exposure of older adults who are at increased risk if they do contract the virus
- Do not go to parks & trails if you have any symptoms. Stay home!
The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to limit social in-person interactions as much as possible.
And do not forget:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Stay home if you are sick
Clean things that are touched frequently
HELP PREVENT COVID-19 WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING
How to social distance?
CALL/FACETIME/ONLINE CHAT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
STAY HOME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
IF YOU MUST GO OUT:
DON’T GATHER IN GROUPS
STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM OTHERS
DON’T SHAKE HANDS OR HUG
And please continue to wash your hands frequently.
HOW TO Stop the spread of germs to prevent the spread of respiratory disease like the flu and COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Think ahead about how to take care of yourself and your loved ones. visit mass.gov/knowplanprepare for preparedness tips.
If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your household is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.
TO REACH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT: 508-872-1212, OR 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
To reach the Fire Department: 508-532-5930, or 911 for all emergencies.
[Graphic of a Framingham Firefighter with the following information: Safety for All, An Important message from the Framingham Fire Department. Notice: If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your house is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.]
[Graphic of a Framingham Police Motorcycle and helmet with the following information: Safety for All, An Important message from the Framingham Police Department. Notice: If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your house is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.]
COVID-19 Updates from Mayor Spicer
Community hour - focused on reopening & recovery, phase II step II, 6/23/20
community hour - focused on Reopening & Recovery, 6/2/20
Community hour - education in framingham amid the pandemic, 5/26/20
COMMUNITY HOUR - Laying the foundation for reopening the city, 5/20/20
Community Hour to answer questions about Framingham Businesses Amid the Pandemic, 5/12/20
Zoom Community Hour to Discuss covid-19 & Mental Health with Mayor Spicer and local experts from 5-6 p.m., 5/5/20
Virtual community hour with Mayor Spicer and Health Director dr. Wong, 4/21/20
MAYOR’S UPDATE, 4/10/20
MAYOR’S COVID-19 UPDATE, 4/6/20
MAYOR’S COVID-19 UPDATE - SAFETY, SECURITY, AND SERVICES, 4/1/20
MAyor’s COVID-19 Update - FACEBOOK LIVE, 3/24/20
MAYOR’S COVID-19 UPDATE, 3/23/20
Mayor’s COVID-19 Update, 3/20/20
Food access for Framingham’s vulnerable population Reminder, 3/17/20
Please watch Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Alexandra M. DePalo, the Assistant Director for the Health Department, discussing the food security plan and how it is going to operate in Framingham.
Policy on COVID-19 - Effective March 16, 2020
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Dr. Wong, Director of the Framingham Board of Health, released a video about COVID-19 in Framingham, social distancing, and closing the Memorial Building to the public. Watch here:
City of Framingham COVID-19 Resources
Stay Informed on the City Website - www.framinghamma.gov/covid19
RECIEVE CITY TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS, TO SIGN UP, TEXT: JOIN FRAMINGHAMMA TO: 30890
RECIBA INFORMACIÓN ACTUALIZADA DE LA CIUDAD DE FRAMINGHAM SOBRE EL COVID-19 A TRAVÉS DE MENSAJES DE TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL. PARA REGISTRARSE: www.framinghamma.gov/textmessagealerts
receba da cidade de framingham atualizações de informação sobre o coronavirus por mensagem de texto em português. PARA FAZER O REGISTRO: WWW.FRAMINGHAMMA.GOV/TEXTMESSAGEALERTS
THE CITY’S INFORMATIONAL LINE IS OPEN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 IN FRAMINGHAM. ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.,CALL 508-532-5411.
La línea de información sobre el COVID-19 en Framingham está abierta para responder cualquier pregunta relacionada con el virus. El servicio de atención está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8:30 am a 3:30pm. Llame al número de teléfono 508-532-5411.
A LINHA INFORMATIVA DA CIDADE ESTÁ ABERTA PARA RESPONDER AS PERGUNTAS RELACIONADAS COM COVID-19 EM FRAMINGHAM. A ASSISTÊNCIA ESTÁ DISPONÍVEL DE SEGUNDA-SEXTA DAS 8:30 ATÉ 3:30 PM, LIGUE PARA 508-532-5411.