FRAMINGHAM – On Wednesday night, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts named Framingham one of nine high-risk communities in the state. In fact Framingham has the 7th highest rate of infection over the last 14 days.
Friday afternoon, just before 3 p.m. Mayor Yvonne Spicer made her first statement on the City becoming a high-risk community. She also issued reverse 9-1-1 calls in English, Spanish, & Portuguese on Friday afternoon. It was her first phone calls in multiple languages during the pandemic.
“I’m here to talk to you today about our current situation with being in the high-risk category in terms of our COVID numbers. We were on a great trajectory, and that was because our numbers of positive cases had been in the single digits. During the last week, our numbers have jumped significantly, where we are now averaging double-digit numbers. That is not the direction we want to be going in! I want to ask for your help, please: • Practice social distancing – refrain from hosting and attending large gatherings • Wear a face covering – It protects you and others around you• Wash your hands with warm soapy water or use hand sanitizer• Disinfect high-touch surfacesFramingham, together, we can make a difference and beat COVID-19,” said the Mayor.