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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Since Monday, 75 Residents have Tested Positive, 133 More have Recovered,

For Immediate Release: 12/23/2020

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 75 Residents have Tested Positive, 133 More have Recovered, and City Learns of Five New Fatalities Associated with COVID-19; 
Following Governor Baker's Revised Measures to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Effective Monday, December 28, Framingham Will Limit Access to City Hall; City Hall to be Closed Friday, December 25

  • Since Monday, 75 residents have tested positive, 133 more have recovered, and the City learns of five new fatalities associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 4,689. With 3,527 recovered and 175 fatalities, Framingham currently has 987 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 450 residents in quarantine.

  • Following Governor Baker's measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Framingham will limit access to City Hall (150 Concord Street) effective Monday, December 28: Only the Treasurer/Collectors' Office (Rm. 111) and City Clerk's Office (Rm. 105) will be open to walk-ins. All other divisions/departments will be available by appointment only. View contact information for divisions/departments here to schedule an appointment. If you don't have access to the internet, the City's Informational Line at (508) 532-5411 is open to answer questions Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Inspectional Services has installed a locked drop box located in the hallway, close to the Treasurer/Collectors office, and opposite City Hall's inside grand staircase to allow Building Permit Applications to be dropped off. The building will be open and appointments available Mon., Wed., and Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The following City Hall doors will be open: ADA-compliant entrance on Union Ave., (next to ramp); ADA-compliant entrance at the rear of the building (by the elevator); and the side door on Concord St. Decreased access to City Hall will remain in effect until noon January 10, 2021, unless further extended.

    Governor Baker's measures include capacity and gathering limits and go into effect on Saturday, December 26, through noon, January 10, 2021. View more information about these changes here.

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