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Posted on: February 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Tuesday, February 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/16/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, Feb. 12, 83 Residents have Tested Positive, and 96 More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer Announces that the City will Join a Collaborative Partnership with the State to Provide Targeted Services and Support for the Continuing COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout;
Information about February 13 Vaccination Clinic;
Weekly Food Resource Guide During Current COVID-19 Surge; 
Health Department will Distribute Demographic COVID-19 Data Wednesday, February 17,

  • Since Friday, February 12, 83 residents have tested positive, and 96 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 6,581. With 5,161 recovered and 219 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,201 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 487 residents in quarantine. 

  • Mayor Spicer is pleased to announce the City will join a collaborative partnership with the State to provide targeted services and support for the continuing COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Framingham is one of twenty municipalities that will receive support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to help “increase awareness of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy and to reduce barriers to vaccination.” Details about the program can be found here. The collaboration with the State is expected to begin on February 22. “I am thrilled the City of Framingham was included in the partnership because the virus has greatly impacted us,” said Mayor Spicer. “I look forward to this effort having an exponential impact on getting residents vaccinated.”

  • Information from February 13 Vaccination Clinic: The Framingham Health Department and the Medical Reserve Corps held the City's second COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 13. Two hundred and ninety-nine Framingham residents 75 years or older received the COVID-19 vaccine. Framingham will announce when registration opens for the next clinic once it confirms the number of vaccines received. You must meet residency and age requirements to attend clinics hosted by the department.
     
  • 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.

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