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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Since Monday, 63 Residents have Tested Positive, 31 More have Recovered, and City Learns of Two New

For Immediate Release: 11/18/2020

For further information, contact: 
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315 

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 63 Residents have Tested Positive, 31 More have Recovered, and City Learns of Two New Fatalities Associated with COVID-19; 
Framingham Receives $475,600 for Remote Learning Support Services

  • Since Monday, 63 residents have tested positive, 31 more have recovered, and the City learns of two new fatalities associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 3,055. With 2,517 recovered and 155 fatalities, Framingham currently has 383 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 240 residents in quarantine.

  • Framingham Receives $475,600 for Remote Learning Support Services through the Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund: The purpose of the Remote Learning Support Grant program is to promote and support equitable access to affordable, safe, and supportive environments for children to engage remotely in instructional time during the school day. The City worked with organizations to identify potential designated recipients, in accordance with the Request for Response - https://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/40234/RLSS-Grant---Request-for-Response - issued by the Commonwealth. Representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Office of Administration & Finance, Department of Public Health, and Framingham Public Schools facilitated the process and the following organizations were selected as designated recipients:
    • Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest 
    • First Circle Learning Center 
    • Hoops and Homework 
    • Pelham Lifelong Learning Center 
    • South Middlesex Opportunity Council/Suburban 
    • The Teddy Bear Village Child Care Center 
    • MetroWest YMCA 
  • 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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