FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham applied for and received a $100,000 Relief Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to support public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the City in a press release.
As of today, March 24, there are 19 positive cases of COVID-19.
The grant is from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Baker-Polito administration announced the $5 million fund for local health boards on March 17.
The grants were available to the 14 largest cities in the Commonwealth, and the City of Framingham is the 14th largest.
UPDATED: The Framingham Health Department will use the funding for wraparound support services for Framingham residents who are under isolation and quarantine, temporary housing needs for first responders/healthcare workers, public health staffing to respond to COVID-19, and other associated costs (laptops, cell phones, etc), said the City’s spokesperson.
Yesterday, there were 777 cases.
Massachusetts public health officials announced 2 more individuals in the Commonwealth have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 11