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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/13/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wed., Oct. 6, 44 Residents have Tested Positive, and 17 More have Recovered from COVID-19;

Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data;
Trilingual Food Resource Guide;
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham;
Public Health Nursing Clinic Hours and Offerings;
Rapid BinaxNOW COVID-19 Tests by Appointment Public Health Nursing Clinic

  • Since Wednesday, October 6, 44 residents have tested positive, and 17 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,988. With *8,517 recovered and 252 fatalities, Framingham currently has *186 active cases. The Framingham Health Department contacts individuals who test positive and the people who were potentially exposed to inform and counsel them on the next steps.
    *Note: The Framingham COVID-19 Team is working on updating the State's case information in the system. This will impact the number of recovered cases (increase likely) and active cases (decrease likely).
     
  • 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.

  • Food Resource Guide: View the Food Resource Guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish here.

  • Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham: Since Wednesday, March 24, 6,144 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Framingham continues to exceed many of the state benchmarks on COVID-19 vaccinations. 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. See the State's Vaccine Equity Initiative dashboard here.
     
  • Public Health Nursing Clinic Hours and Offerings: COVID-19 and childhood vaccinations, lead screening, tuberculosis testing, and more are available. No appointment is needed for the services mentioned. Face coverings/masks are required to be worn at all times in the clinic. Hours at the clinic are Monday-Friday: 8:30-10 a.m., and Monday-Wednesday: 4-7 p.m. Questions about nursing services can be directed to Kitty Mahoney, kcm@framinghamma.gov, or (508) 532-5472.
     
  • Rapid BinaxNOW COVID-19 Tests by Appointment Only Being Offered for Framingham residents at the City's Public Health Nursing Clinic: Testing is for Framingham residents by appointment only. If you have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card with you. Face coverings/masks are required to be worn at all times in the clinic. Appointment hours for COVID-19 testing at the clinic are Monday-Wednesday: 2-3:30 p.m. To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment, please call (508) 532-5667.

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