FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham announced today, March 20, that three additional people test positive for COVID-19.
That means a total of 7 individuals have tested posted in Framingham.
Framingham Health Director Sam Wong said the three new cases are unrelated to the Potter Road Elementary family.
There are 15,219 cases in the United States, with 201 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control.
There is no vaccine at this time for CoVID-19
COVID-19 is highly contagious.
For most people, the symptoms are like the flu, but for those individuals at high-risk it is far worse.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.
Framingham Public Schools have been closed since Thursday, March 12, and are not scheduled to re-open until April 7, at lease. The Governor ordered all schools in the Commonwealth closed between March 17, and April 6.
The city in announcing that 7 individuals have now tested positive, also offered the following resources:
Behavior Health Resource: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for many. It is essential to care for yourself and manage your mental health. If you struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, or just want to speak with someone, please reach out to Call2Talk – at (508) 532- 2255 or text 741741. Call2Talk is a program run by Mass 211 for mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention.
Information about COVID-19: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that Massachusetts 2- 1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. Residents can call 2-1-1 to learn more about:
o COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment
o Information about testing
o Guidance for people planning or returning from travel Massachusetts 2-1-1 is open to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operators fluent in Spanish are available, and more than 150 other languages are supported through an interpreter services line that is available 24/7. Residents with questions should dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone. Callers dialing 2-1-1 will hear an automated menu of options. Callers press 2-6 for coronavirus. Residents can also reach 2-1-1 through a live chat
option on the Massachusetts 2-1-1 website.