FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is doing its part to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the City of Framingham.
The University tested 641 individuals on October 4 for COVID-19, and the results were zero positive case.
In the last 30 days, the University has tested 2,947 students, staff, and employees, with 16 individuals testing positive for the coronavirus. A dozen of those 16 cases were reported on September 8, after the long holiday weekend.
The University’s positive rate for the last 30 days is 0.55%.
The City of Framingham has a 2.52% positive rate for the last 14 days according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The University’s positive rate in the last week is 0%.
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.
The University currently has one student in isolation on campus and one student isolated off campus.
The University also has another one student in quarantine on campus, and 4 off campus.