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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Sixteen Additional Residents Test Positive and City Learns of One New COVID-19-Related Fatalities,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/05/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Sixteen Additional Residents Test Positive and City Learns of One New COVID-19-Related Fatalities,
Framingham to Cancel the 2020 Flag Day Parade  

  • Sixteen additional residents test positive, City learns of one new COVID-19-related fatality: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 1,107. With 274 cases recovered and 36 fatalities, Framingham currently has 797 active cases. The Framingham Health Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps (contact tracing). In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 241 residents in quarantine.

  • The City of Framingham’s Flag Day Parade is Canceled for 2020: Out of an abundance of caution, Framingham will cancel its Flag Day Parade (originally scheduled Sunday, June 14, 2020) because of the pandemic. The City and the Flag Day Committee look forward to celebrating and showing respect for our flag, and for America with the parade in 2021.

  • COVID-19 in Framingham: Information on COVID-19 in Framingham can be found here. To receive information from the City on a mobile device, text "Join FraminghamMA" to 30890. Residents also can find updates on Facebook and Twitter - @Framingham_MA. For questions regarding COVID-19 in Framingham, please call the Emergency Operations Center at (508) 532-5800. 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/
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