5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Friday, October 23, 2020

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1 There is early voting for the November election today. Click here for more details.

2. Yesterday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts named the City of Framingham as a high-risk community for the 8th consecutive week.

The state announced this week it would extend free testing in the City of Framingham from October 31 to the end of the year.

The City has been in high-risk status since the final week of August. Framingham Health Director Sam Wong wants every resident to get tested for the coronavirus.

The drive-thru free COVID testing site at Walsh Middle School is open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, the site has been shut off early due to capacity issues.

There is also a free testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street from 3 to 6 p.m. It is walk-up only with limited parking.

3. According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today.

4. Get in the Halloween spirit with the Framingham History Center’s upcoming program this weekend – Framingham Virtual Cemetery Tour! They’ve combined the tales of Framingham’s luminaries from the Old Burying Ground and Edgell Grove Cemetery into one professionally produced video. On October 25, enjoy all-day access to the spirits of Salem Witch Trials refugee Sarah Clayes, Jonathan Maynard, the grieving Susanna Twitchell, Lothrop Wight – the soldier who was saved by a penny in his pocket and more. Tickets are still available at https://bit.ly/3kMCCE4

5. This is Arts Matter Day.

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