FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/20/2020For further information contact: Kelly McFallskmcfalls@framinghamma.govTel (508) 532-5437M (774) 285-1315
*FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 UPDATE*
City Receives Notification that Three More Residents Test Positive for COVID-19,Bringing Total to Seven
Resources Available to Residents
Behavior Health Resource: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for many. It is essential to care for yourself and manage your mental health. If you struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, or just want to speak with someone, please reach out to Call2Talk – at (508) 532-2255 or text 741741. Call2Talk is a program run by Mass 211 for mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention.
Information about COVID-19: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that Massachusetts 2- 1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. Residents can call 2-1-1 to learn more about:
COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment
Information about testing
Guidance for people planning or returning from travel Massachusetts 2-1-1 is open to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operators fluent in Spanish are available, and more than 150 other languages are supported through an interpreter services line that is available 24/7. Residents with questions should dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone. Callers dialing 2-1-1 will hear an automated menu of options. Callers press 2-6 for coronavirus. Residents can also reach 2-1-1 through a live chat option on the Massachusetts 2-1-1 website.
COVID-19 in Framingham: Information about actions the City and Schools are taking, along with more information on COVID-19 and prevention measures, can be found at www.FraminghamMa.Gov/covid19, which is updated frequently. As the City receives additional information, residents can find updates on the website, Facebook, and Twitter - @Framingham_MA. If there is an urgent update, the City will employ the City’s "Alert Framingham" system, otherwise known as reverse 911. To sign up for the City’s reverse 911 system, please go here: https://www.smart911.com/
Free WiFi in Library Parking Lots: Many depend on the free WiFi at Framingham’s Public Libraries (Main Library at 49 Lexington St., Framingham, MA 01702; and McAuliffe Branch Library at 746 Water St., Framingham, MA 01701). While both libraries are closed, the City has enabled free WiFi in the parking lots of both libraries. Please remember to practice social distancing (six feet apart from others) to slow the spread of COVID-19.