Framingham Baseball Teams Under 14-Day Quarantine After Coach Tests Positive For COVID-19

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FRAMINGHAM- Two Framingham baseball teams, and potentially parents and spectators who attended a baseball game, are under a 14-day quarantine after a coach tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend.

The Framingham Board of Health has recommended that Giants and Cubs players “quarantine for 14 days due to their exposure to a confirmed case from the date of their last contact,” according to Framingham Baseball.

The Board of Health is also recommending anyone at that baseball game get tested for COVID-19.

“A negative test result will not lift anyone out of quarantine any sooner.  It can take up to 14 days for the virus to be detected in sufficient quantity to register positive. That is why the quarantine period is 14 days starting from the date of their last exposure to a confirmed case,” said an email to families impacted.

“We are in the process of contacting all players parents/guardians to quarantine all Cubs and Giants players/coaches to inform them of their need for the player to quarantine. They should not attend school, social events, or any activities out of the home unless an emergency,” said the email to the families today, October 26.

The coach who tested positive coached a game on Thursday night at Long Field.

Framingham Parks & Recreation has permitted Framingham Baseball, Framingham Softball, Framingham United Soccer Club, and Framingham Youth Hockey to play sports. The Framingham Board of Health reviewed the COVID plans for each league.

On Friday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all skating rinks closed, after more than 100 COVID cases were tied to the rinks. The rinks are closed through at least November 7.

Framingham Health Director Sam Wong told SOURCE Friday, October 23, “Framingham is complying with the Commissioner of Public Health’s Order to suspend all ice skating and hockey activities.”

Wong said, as of Friday morning, “we have 5 known confirmed cases among Framingham residents linked to hockey activities, as part of a cluster associated with a facility outside of Framingham.  At this point, we don’t have any known confirmed case associated with Loring Arena.”

Wong and the Spicer administration closed the outdoor basketball courts in the city in early September, as well as the skate park.

In October, a fence was erected around the skate park.

Image by Cindy Jones from Pixabay 

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