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Posted on: April 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Friday, April 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/02/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wednesday, 53 Residents have Tested Positive, 21 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New Fatality Associated with COVID-19; 
Community Hour Tuesday, April 6, at 5 p.m. – Framingham is back in the “Red” Zone with a 4.03% COVID-19 Positivity Rate and What it Means for the City;
Reminder: COVID-19 is NOT Taking a Holiday This Weekend – Please Continue to Protect Yourself and Others 

  • Since Wednesday, 53 residents have tested positive, 21 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 7,652. With 5,872 recovered and 240 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,540 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 690 residents in quarantine.

  • Community Hour Tuesday, April 6, at 5 p.m. – Framingham is back in the “Red” one with a 4.03% COVID-19 positivity rate and what it means for the CityJoin Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer to discuss what it means for Framingham to be back in the “red” as it relates to COVID-19 positivity rates. 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: April 6 Community Hour. Zoom information on how to join will be made available here Monday, April 5, and promoted in Monday’s COVID press release A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

  • Reminder: COVID-19 is NOT taking a Holiday this weekend – please continue to protect yourself and others: Easter and the final day of Passover are this Sunday, April 4. Please keep your celebrations small and with those in your household, wear face coverings, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands in warm water for 20 seconds, and disinfect high-touch surfaces to slow the spread of the virus. To control the community spread of COVID-19, people must follow isolation and quarantine orders. At this time, all Framingham residents ages 0 - 18 who are identified as a close contact will be quarantined for ten days.

  • 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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