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Posted on: April 30, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Friday, April 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/30/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wednesday, 27 Residents have Tested Positive, and 20 More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Project Beacon Drive-through Testing Site Closing at 2 p.m. today Due to Expected High Winds;
Community Hour Tuesday, May 4  – Input from Residents about the American Rescue Plan Funds;
Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Site at 484 Franklin Street to Close Sunday and 
New Drive-through Testing Site 123 Maple Street to Open Friday, May 7

  • Since Wednesday, 27 residents have tested positive, and 20 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,140. With 6,367 recovered and 243 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,530 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 521 residents in quarantine.

  • State's Project Beacon Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Site in Framingham Closing at 2 p.m. today Due to Expected High Winds: Any individual with an appointment scheduled today after 2 p.m. will receive a cancellation and be issued a credit to rebook an appointment.

  • Community Hour, Tuesday, May 4, 5–6 p.m. - Input from Residents about the American Rescue Plan funds: Framingham will receive $27.9 million over two years from the American Rescue Plan. The City expects to receive final guidance from the Treasury Department on May 10 about how the money can be used. Some basic guidelines on how the money can and cannot be spent have been issued. The Mayor wants to hear from residents about how they think the City can best leverage the American Rescue Plan funds. 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: May 4 Community Hour. Zoom information on how to join is here. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend. Please provide your thoughts on how Framingham should spend American Rescue Plan funds by completing a survey. The survey is available in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

  • Reminder - current Project Beacon's drive-through COVID-19 testing site at 484 Franklin Street is set to close Sunday, May 2: New drive-through testing site will be located at 123 Maple Street (Framingham State University's Maple Street Commuter Lot) will open Friday, May 7. Walk-through testing remains available at Saint Tarcisius Parish - 562 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA 01702. The walk-through site is located indoors at the Father Maschi Parish Center, behind the parish. Walk-through testing hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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