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Posted on: March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, March 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/24/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 66 Residents have Tested Positive, 41 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New Fatality Associated with COVID-19; 
Register for the City’s COVID-19-Friendly “Eggciting 2.0” Event by Friday, March 26;
Reminder: Free Drive-through and Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available in Framingham at the State’s Project Beacon Site 

  • Since Monday, 66 residents have tested positive, 41 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 7,375. With 5,709 recovered and 237 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,429 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 611 residents in quarantine. 

  • Register for the City’s COVID-19-Friendly “Eggciting 2.0” Event by Friday, March 26: This year’s celebration will look different than year’s past. Although we are unable to meet in-person, this drive-through, COVID-19-friendly event will be joyful. Framingham’s Parks and Recreation team has created fun *bags with toy-filled eggs, arts and crafts supplies, and more. There will be a limited number of bags available. Registrations for kids aged 3-12 years will be taken through Friday, March 26, or while supplies last. Cost is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Bags to be picked up Saturday, April 3, at Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex (475 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702). For more information or to register, please visit https://framinghamrec.com and click the “Eggciting Event” picture close to the top of the page.
    *bags not appropriate for children under three years of age
  • Reminder: Free Drive-through and Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available in Framingham at the State’s Project Beacon Site: Testing is free and available to all Massachusetts residents by appointment only. Click here to register for an appointment. Please remember to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and wear a face covering to reduce COVID-19 transmission.        
  • 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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