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Posted on: May 3, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Monday, May 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/03/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, April 30, 17 Residents have Tested Positive, 25 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New Fatality Associated with COVID-19; 
Weekly Food Resource Guide; 
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham

  • Since Friday, April 30, 17 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 8,157. With 6,392 recovered and 244 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,521 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 557 residents in quarantine. 
  • Weekly food resource guide: To better manage the food demand, Framingham's Emergency Food Line's coordinators have developed a weekly guide about residents' food availability. View this week's guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, here.
  • Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham: The City is one of 20 municipalities designated to be a Vaccine Equity Initiative member. Guided by the State's framework, the Equity Initiative includes people of color, immigrants and recent arrivals, homebound and disabled individuals, individuals living in low-income and congregate housing, and individuals with multiple and complex medical needs.

    Last week, clinics were held at the BRACE, Greater Framingham Community Church, MetroWest Worker Center, New Life Church, Pelham Learning Center, and South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. Since Wednesday, March 24, 3,274 dose one, 543 dose two Moderna, and 291 *Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Those who received dose one of Moderna were invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week for the equity imitative at a variety of locations.

    The Framingham Health Department and Medical Reserve Corps have conducted 150 home visits for functionally disabled and homebound residents to administer vaccines. To request a home visit, please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 36 hours.

    Framingham's weekly equity vaccination data report provided by the State of Massachusetts can be found here.

    *As of Monday, April 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the recommended pause on the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. The City provided two J&J vaccines last week through the Vaccine Equity Initiative.

  • 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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