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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Since Monday, 17 Residents have Tested Positive, 18 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/02/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Since Monday, 17 Residents have Tested Positive, 18 More have Recovered, and
City Learns of One New Fatality Related to COVID-19;
Reminder: Free, Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Resumes in Framingham 
Thursday, September 3, at Staples’ Headquarters, 500 Staples Drive
*No FREE Drive-through or Walk-up Testing in Framingham on Labor Day – Monday, September 7*

  • Since Monday, 17 residents have tested positive, 18 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 2,023. With 1,796 recovered and 125 fatalities, Framingham currently has 102 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 95 residents in quarantine.

  • Through the generous support of the Staples’ Corporation, the City will resume FREE, Drive-through COVID-19 testing Thursday, September 3, at Staples Corporate Headquarters:
    • Location: 500 Staples Drive
    • Dates: September 3 - September 11
    • Days/Time: Monday to Friday – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Eligibility: Open to everyone; symptomatic and asymptomatic
    • Appointment: No appointment required
    • Format: Drive-through only
    • Cost: FREE; no health insurance required
    • Test Results: People will receive results in approximately 72 hours from Fallon Ambulance, who is conducting the tests.

      Information about free walk-up and drive-through testing in Framingham can be found here. Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí. Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.

*No FREE Drive-through or Walk-up Testing in Framingham on Labor Day – Monday, September 7*

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