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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Fifty-seven Additional Residents Test Positive, 24 More Have Recovered, and

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/21/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315                                                                                  


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Fifty-seven Additional Residents Test Positive, 24 More Have Recovered, and
City Learns of One New COVID-19 Related Fatality;
Forty-three of the New Cases Connected to Nursing Homes 
Framingham Public Works to Reopen the Recycling Drop-Off Center and Resume Bulky Item Collection 

  • Fifty-seven additional residents test positive for the virus, 24 more have recovered, and the 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 1,550. Forty-three of today’s new cases are connected to nursing homes, as more residents are being tested. With 732 cases recovered and 85 fatalities, Framingham currently has 733 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 237 residents in quarantine.

  • The Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume bulky item collection the week of May 25 and reopen the Recycling Drop-Off Center to residents on Friday, May 29: To minimize exposure between DPW staff and the public, the Department will NOT issue new permit stickers until July 1, 2020, which will be valid until June 30, 2021. While new stickers are not being issued, proof of residency will be required (driver’s license or vehicle registration) to utilize the facility. Per Governor Baker’s Order and the City of Framingham’s Emergency Order, face coverings will be required to use the facility. Residents are asked to practice social distancing.

  • 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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