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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Since Wednesday, 10 Residents have Tested Positive, 12 More have Recovered, and City Learns of

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/16/2020

For further information, contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
M (774) 285-1315

*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Since Wednesday, 10 Residents have Tested Positive, 12 More have Recovered, and 
City Learns of One New Fatality Related to COVID-19;
Community Outreach Teams in Framingham this Weekend;
Community Hour Tuesday, October 20: Update on COVID-19 in Framingham

  • Since Wednesday, 10 residents have tested positive, 12 more have recovered, and 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 2,444. With 2,119 recovered and 139 fatalities, Framingham currently has 186 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 158 residents in quarantine.

  • Community Outreach Teams in Framingham this weekend to increase COVID-19 education:
    Anticipated Schedule for Saturday, October 17:
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Seabra Foods (208 Waverly St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Literature drop at Cochituate Homes (12a Interfaith Terrace)
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Literature drop at Pelham Apartments (75 2nd St.)
    • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Business walk along Union Ave. and Main St. to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and stacks of literature to businesses
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Butterworth Park (Corner of Bishop and Arthur Streets), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Literature drop at Bishop Garden Condos (100 Bishop Dr.)

Anticipated Schedule for Sunday, October 18:

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: St. Tarcisius Parish (562 Waverly St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Brazilian Assembly of God (48 Clinton St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Igreja Do Evangelho Quadrangular (11 Beech St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
  • 12:30-4 p.m.: Seabra Foods (208 Waverly St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers
  • 12:30-4 p.m.: Tesoros Market (80 Hollis St.), hand out flyers and hand sanitizers

Please Note: Schedule, locations, and outreach initiatives are subject to change

  • Community Hour Tuesday, October 20 - Update on COVID-19 in Framingham: Mayor Spicer will be joined by Dr. Sam Wong, Director of the Public Health Department, to discuss COVID-19 in Framingham. If people cannot attend the Community Hour and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: October 20 Community Hour. Click here for information on how to join the Community Hour. The Community Hour will be available on the Framingham Government Channel and live on Access Framingham TV on RCN channel 3, RCN HD channel 1100, Verizon channel 43, and Comcast channel 9. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend or watch.

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