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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Since Monday, Four Residents have Tested Positive, 27 More have Recovered, and

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/08/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Since Monday, Four Residents have Tested Positive, 27 More have Recovered, and 
City Learns of One New Fatality Related to COVID-19;
Additional City Facilities to Open Monday, July 13

  • Since Monday, four residents have tested positive, 27 more have recovered, and the City learns of one new fatality related to COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 1,744. With 1,516 cases recovered and 118 fatalities, Framingham currently has 110 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 Health Department is following 77 residents in quarantine.

  • Framingham to open the following additional City facilities to the public Monday, July 13:
    • Athletic Fields – following Governor Baker’s guidance, the Parks Department will begin issuing permits for games as fields become available (some are expected to open Monday). Teams will be required to follow the Centers for Disease Control, Energy and Environmental Affairs, and local Public Health requirements. Please contact the Department at (508) 532-5960 for permitting information and COVID-19 related restrictions.
    • Parks Department Administration Building, 475 Union Avenue, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for walk-in visits. Please contact the Department for additional information at (508) 532-5960.

      Each City facility and office will undergo appropriate cleaning, disinfecting, and trash removal each day. Per Governor Baker’s Order and the City of Framingham’s Emergency Order, face coverings will be required for entry into any City facility. Residents are also asked to practice social distancing. Reference all open City Facilities to date here.

  • 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 City’s informational line at (508) 532-5411, Mon-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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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