Framingham State Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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FRAMINGHAM – An employee at Framingham State University tested positive for COVID 9, announced University President Javier Cevallos today, April 3.

“The employee has not been on campus for more than a week,” said the President.

Students moved out of the dorms last month and are not taking classes remotely.

The Framingham State University president said he notified the City of Framingham Board of Health.

He said the University will comply with all of the mitigating measures required or recommended” as it related to the employee who tested positive, and those who may have been in contact with the individual.

During this pandemic, the City of Framingham has not released information when employees or customers, who test positive for COVID-19 were at public locations, like Nordstrom Rack or Dunkin’, have tested positive.

Framingham did release information like this when there was a measles outbreak in 2014. This type of “Contact racing” can be an important tool to curb the spread of the virus.

Two senior living facilities in Framingham have reported positive cases. They are Shillman House and Mary Ann Morse at Heritage on Water Street.

Also the Market Basket in Ashland has had a positive case.

Yesterday, the Governor said today the surge in cases could come between April 10-April 20.

He said the medical forecast is for as many as 172,000 cases in Massachusetts.

Gov. Baker said the Commonwealth is doing its job with testing and is third behind New York and Washington (state) in the number of tests conducted. More than 56,000 tests for the virus have taken place.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced a total of 8,966 positive coronavirus cases as of today, April 2, an increase of 1,228 new cases. Yesterday, there were 7,738 cases.

That is a 15.87% increase in cases in the last 24 hours.

Massachusetts public health officials announced 32 more deaths since yesterday bringing the total in the Commonwealth who have died from COVID-19, since the pandemic began at 154.

Framingham announced its fourth & fifth fatality from COVID-19 today.


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