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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Ten Additional Residents Test Positive, and nine More have Recovered,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/18/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315                                                                                  


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Ten Additional Residents Test Positive, and nine More have Recovered,
City Learns of Three New COVID-19 Related Fatalities
Reminder: May 19 Zoom Community Hour Focused on Laying the Foundation for Reopening the City

  • Ten additional residents test positive for COVID-19, nine 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 1,456. Today’s fatalities are connected to nursing homes. With 583 cases recovered and 80 fatalities, Framingham currently has 793 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 244 residents in quarantine.

  • Zoom Community Hour focused on Laying the Foundation for Reopening the City, Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m.: Mayor Spicer will be joined by Adam Barnosky, Esq., Chair of the Framingham Board of License Commissioners; Dr. Sam Wong, Director of Framingham Public Health; and Jim Snyder, Director of Framingham Parks and Recreation to react to Governor Baker’s Monday; May 18, announcement about reopening the State and discuss what it means for Framingham. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom’s Chat function. If people cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: May 19 Community Hour. Click here for information on how to join. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

  • 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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