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Posted on: April 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, April 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/28/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 12 Residents have Tested Positive, and 30 More have Recovered from COVID-19;
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data;
Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, returning to its pre-pandemic hours Monday, May 3;
Please Complete a Survey on how Framingham should Spend American Rescue Plan Funds 

  • Since Monday, 12 residents have tested positive, 30 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,113. With 6,347 recovered and 243 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,523 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 520 residents in quarantine.

  • Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data: The City's Department of Public Health distributes demographic COVID-19 data about confirmed COVID-19 cases and vaccination efforts in Framingham. Reference today's data release here.

  • Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, returning to its pre-pandemic hours Monday, May 3: Pre-pandemic hours will be in effect, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All doors, EXCEPT the front doors at the top of the outside staircase, will be unlocked. The State dictates a 50% occupancy regarding staff and that no activity in office spaces can occur without meeting the following specific COVID-19 workplace safety standards organized around four distinct categories including, social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing and operations, and cleaning and disinfecting. Face coverings will be required to enter and use the facility. Residents are asked to practice social distancing. Each office has limited capacity. People will be allowed to queue in the hall once that capacity has been met, standing on the socially distanced markers for their and other's safety.

  • Please provide your thoughts on how Framingham should spend American Rescue Plan funds by completing a survey: To help fully turn the page and move forward with vigor, Framingham will receive $27.9 million over two years from American Rescue Plan. The City expects to receive final guidance from the Treasury Department on May 10 about how the money can be used. However, some basic guidelines have been provided on how the money can and cannot be spent. Mayor Spicer has reached out to each City Councilor to discuss and collaborate on which projects they would potentially like to address with the American Rescue Plan funds in their respective districts. Now she wants to hear from you. Find the survey in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Click the language in which you want to take the survey.

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