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Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Monday, February 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/08/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, February 5, 68 Residents have Tested Positive, 32 More have Recovered, and City Learns of Three New Fatalities Associated with COVID-19; 
Information from February 6 Vaccination Clinic;
Weekly Food Resource Guide During Current COVID-19 Surge; 
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 Data;
Reminder: Community Hour Tues., Continuing the Conversation, Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing

  • Since Friday, February 5, 68 residents have tested positive, 32 more have recovered, and the City learns of three new fatalities associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 6,405. With 5,003 recovered and 215 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,187 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 544 residents in quarantine.

  • Information from February 6 Vaccination Clinic: The Framingham Health Department and the Medical Reserve Corps held the City's first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 6. Three hundred and twenty Framingham residents, and 139 nonresidents, all 75 years or older, were vaccinated for a total of 459 people. No one under the age of 75 was vaccinated, and Framingham residents were prioritized over nonresidents. In addition to the 300 doses for February 6 clinic, the Health Department had received 100 doses as part of an initial allotment. There were also additional unused doses from the January first responder clinics. The doses from the initial allotment and the doses from the first responder clinics enabled the extra vaccinations. Because of challenges with the State's vaccine registration system, people who were ineligible (under 75 years old and nonresidents) could register for the City's first public vaccine clinic. Appointments of those who were ineligible were canceled, but many did not receive the notice from the State's vaccine portal. Residents who attended the clinic will receive email instructions about registering for dose two. Registration information will be sent to the email address entered for your dose one appointment, and the registration process is the same. More details on when residents can expect this email will be provided as we have them. The City is working with the State to secure a second vaccine dose for nonresidents vaccinated on February 6. At this time, the City cannot ensure a second dose for nonresidents. Nonresidents will be informed if the City can secure them a second dose. Framingham will hold its next vaccination clinic for residents 75+ on Saturday, February 13, and announce when registration opens once it confirms the number of vaccines received. You will not be vaccinated if you do not meet the residency and age requirements. Please do not show up at the clinic if you do not have an appointment.
  • Weekly food resource guide during current COVID-19 surge: To better manage the food demand during the recent COVID-19 surge, Framingham's Emergency Food Line's coordinators have developed a weekly guide about residents' food availability. View this week's guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, here.

  • The City's Department of Public Health distributes demographic COVID-19 data on all confirmed cases in Framingham since March 1, 2020: Data includes information on confirmed cases by age, gender, race/ethnicity, fatalities, nursing homes, and residential settings. Reference today's data release here.
  • Community Hour Tuesday, February 9, at 5 p.m. – Continuing the Conversation, Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing: Interim Health Department Director Alexandra DePalo will join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer to discuss getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom's Chat function. If you cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: February 9 Community Hour. Click here for information on how to join. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

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