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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University tested 601 individuals on September 29 for COVID-19. The results showed two new positives case. This makes three new cases since last week.

In the last 30 days, the University has tested 2,779 students, staff, and employees, with 17 individuals testing positive for the coronavirus.

The University’s positive rate for the last 30 days is 0.61%, up from 0.56% last week.

The City of Framingham has a 2.49% positive rate for the last 14 days according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Framingham State University started class Wednesday, September 2.

Only about 20 percent of students are living in dorms on campus, said the University.

And those residence halls are only at 40% capacity, due to the pandemic.

The University’s first case was on August 25.

A total of 1,226 students are taking at least one course on campus, said University President F. Javier Cevallos.

About 15 percent of the University’s courses this semester are being offered in-person, versus 85 percent offered remotely, according to the University.

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The University currently has three students are isolated on campus and 4 students are isolated off campus.

The University also has another two students in quarantine on campus, and 3 off campus.

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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.