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Posted on: March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Friday, March 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/19/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wednesday, 59 Residents have Tested Positive, 25 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New Fatality Associated with COVID-19; 
Community Hour Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. – What the American Rescue Plan Means for Framingham

  • Since Wednesday, 59 residents have tested positive, 25 more have recovered, and the City learns of one new fatality associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 7,228. With 5,624 recovered and 234 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,370 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 546 residents in quarantine.

  • Community Hour Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. – What the American Rescue Plan means for Framingham.  Recovery begins and ends at the local level, and the American Rescue Plan will lift up Cities and Towns by providing support and direct financial assistance. Join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Kelley to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will benefit the City. 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: March 23 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.

  • 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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