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Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Friday, May 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/21/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wednesday, 12 Residents have Tested Positive, and Nine More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Council on Aging offering Free Rides to those Aged 60+ to Get their Vaccine; 
Reminder: Framingham Public Schools to Partner with V-Care and Metrowest Pharmacy for a Vaccine Clinic Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

  • Since Wednesday, 12 residents have tested positive, and nine more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,261. With 6,513 recovered and 245 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,503 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 566 residents in quarantine.

  • Council on Aging offering free rides to those aged 60+ to get their vaccine: The Council on Aging Department is providing free taxi service to people 60 and older who need transportation to a vaccine site. Transportation is available to sites set up with the COVID Equity initiative, such as churches, local pharmacies, and mass vaccination sites. BayPath Elder Services is administering this service through the Older American’s Act funds. To sign up for this service, contact Sam Swisher at the Callahan Center with at least one week's notice: sps@framinghamma.gov or (508) 532-5980, extension 4113.

  • Reminder: Framingham Public Schools to partner with V-Care and Metrowest Pharmacy for a vaccine clinic Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (169 Leland Street, Framingham, MA): See Wednesday’s COVID-19 press release for more information about the clinic.

  • 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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