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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Twenty-four Additional Residents Test Positive, 29 More People have Recovered,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/15/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315                                                                                  


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Twenty-four Additional Residents Test Positive, 29 More People have Recovered,
Framingham Learns of Three Additional Fatalities Related to COVID-19;
City to Cancel Memorial Day Event in Nevins Hall but Will Hang American Flags along Union Ave., 
Concord St., and in McGrath Sq. to Honor Veterans, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers

  • Twenty-four additional residents test positive for COVID-19, 29 more people have recovered from the virus, and the City learns of three new COVID-19-related fatalities: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 1,374. With 519 cases recovered and 69 fatalities, Framingham currently has 786 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 275 residents in quarantine.

  • City to cancel Memorial Day event in Nevins Hall, but will hang American Flags along Union Ave., Concord St., and in McGrath Sq. to honor veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers: Each year, Framingham honors its Gold Star families by presenting different ones with the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty at a Memorial Day Program in Nevins Hall. This year, out of an abundance of caution, the City will cancel the event due to the pandemic. However, the City will honor our veterans by hanging American Flags along Union Avenue, Concord Street, and in McGrath Square, starting on Tuesday, May 19. The flags will also be a tribute to the City’s first responders and healthcare workers who are keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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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