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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced one new case of COVID-19 today, March 27, bringing a total of 37 positive coronavirus cases during the pandemic.

The City of Framingham has the most positive cases of any community in MetroWest.

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“With 10 cases recovered and the City’s first COVID-19 fatality, Framingham has 26 active cases. HIPAA privacy laws prohibit the City from disclosing any additional information about those who have tested positive. The Health Department is in contact with the people who, and businesses that were potentially exposed to the positive cases to inform and counsel them on next steps,” said the City in a press release.

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The City will open its Emergency Operations Center Saturday, March 28, (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., seven days a week) to answer Framingham-specific
questions related to COVID-19, food resources, testing sites, and ways to slow the spread of the virus such as social distancing and hygiene. The phone number of the Emergency Operations Center is (508) 532-5800.

All City playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate park, and Bowditch track are closed until further notice. Parks and Trails will remain open for passive use. Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing while enjoying nature. Maintenance in parks will continue. The City is taking action to minimize exposure to COVID-19 in public spaces.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.