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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Since Wednesday, 48 Residents have Tested Positive, and 49 More have Recovered from COVID-19;

For Immediate Release: 11/20/2020

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wednesday, 48 Residents have Tested Positive, and 49 More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Community Outreach Teams in Framingham this Weekend;
Community Hour Tuesday, November 24: Managing COVID-19 Through Thanksgiving

  • Since Wednesday, 48 residents have tested positive, and 49 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 3,102. With 2,566 recovered and 155 fatalities, Framingham currently has 381 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 284 residents in quarantine.

  • Community Outreach Teams in Framingham this weekend to increase COVID-19 education:
    Anticipated Schedule for Saturday, November 21:
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Visits to local auto body shops and gas stations to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and stacks of literature 
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Business walk along Kendall St. to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Care kit drops at The Buckley (480 Franklin St.) and White Birch Condominiums (155-161 Second St.). Organizers go door to door and leave a bag of educational materials, masks, and disinfectant wipes at each home.

      Anticipated Schedule for Sunday, November 22:
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tables set up at local churches to give out literature and hand sanitizer
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Business walk along Howard St. to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Care Kit Drops at Lord Chesterfield (8-12 Greenview St.) and Rufos Property (90-90A Second St.).

      Please Note: Schedule, locations, and outreach initiatives are subject to change
  • Community Hour Tuesday, November 24, Managing COVID-19 through Thanksgiving: Mayor Spicer will be joined by Dr. Sam Wong, Director of the Public Health Department, to discuss managing COVID-19 through Thanksgiving. If people cannot attend the Community Hour and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: November 24 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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