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Posted on: July 31, 2020

*COVID-19 UPDATE*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/31/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315

*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Since Wednesday, Eight Residents have Tested Positive for COVID-19 & Eight More have Recovered;
Reminder to Stay Vigilant to Avoid COVID-19;
Community Hour Tues., Aug. 4, on the Proposed Housing Moratorium;
The Framingham Library will begin to accept 45-minute Computer Use Appointments Mon., Aug. 10

  • Since Wednesday, eight residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and eight more have recovered: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 1,809. With 1,587 recovered and 121 fatalities, Framingham currently has 101 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 34 residents in quarantine.

  • Reminder to stay vigilant to avoid COVID-19 – The City’s residents have worked hard to ensure they don’t spread COVID-19. Afterall, the virus is transmitted from person to person. In the last two weeks, the City has observed a slight increase in new cases. Please remember that wearing a face covering protects you and others. Practice social distancing, refrain from hosting and attending large gatherings, wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds, and disinfect high-touch surfaces.

  • Community Hour Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m., focused on the Proposed Housing Moratorium - Myths and Missteps - Unpacking what it Means to the Broader Community & Economic Recovery: Mayor Spicer will be joined by Michael Gatlin, Chair of the Strategic Initiatives and Financial Oversight Committee; Courtney Thraen, Executive Director of Downtown Framingham Inc.; and Lisa Mcclintock, Vice President of Sanofi, to discuss the proposed housing moratorium. Attendees will be able to pose questions/comments during the hour via the chat function. If people cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: Aug. 4 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.

  • The Framingham Public Library will begin to accept 45-minute computer use appointments at the main library located at 49 Lexington St., on Monday, August 10: Those interested in scheduling a 45-minute appointment on the computers should call (508) 532-5570 starting Monday, August 10.

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