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Posted on: May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Monday, May 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/24/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, May 21, 17 Residents have Tested Positive, and Nine More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Weekly Food Resource Guide; 
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham

  • Since Friday, May 21, 17 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 8,278. With 6,522 recovered and 245 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,511 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 540 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: Guided by the State's framework, the Equity Initiative includes people of color, immigrants/recent arrivals, homebound and disabled individuals, people living in low-income and congregate housing, and those with multiple and complex medical needs in Framingham.

    Last week, clinics were held at Greater Framingham Community Church, Interfaith Terrace, Latino Health Insurance Program, MetroWest Worker Center, and Pelham Learning Center. Since Wednesday, March 24, 4,970 (4,155 Moderna and 815 Johnson and Johnson) vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Those who have received dose one of Moderna have been invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. Of the Moderna vaccinations administered so far, approximately 2,080 were the second dose. The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week for the equity initiative at various locations.

    The Framingham Health Department and Medical Reserve Corps have administered 199 doses via home visits for functionally disabled and homebound residents. 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.



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