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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Health Director Sam Wong said with the Governor’s new order effective Friday, communities can fine $500 per person, as opposed to $500 per gathering,

Starting Friday at midnight, the new indoor gathering restriction is 10 people.

Wong said if there is a party with 20 people, the City of Framingham, under the Governor’s new order, can charge the 10 additional people $500 each, for a $5,000 fine, as opposed to the $500 large gathering fine.

“That is a $5,000 fine and I would not host that holiday party,” said Wong.

As of last week, the City of Framingham had issued 13 $500 fines, said Wong.

He said now is not the time to host large gatherings.

Everyone should “rethink Thankgiving,” said Wong.

“Don’t invite the second uncle from your mother’s side,” said Wong.

Click here to read the new orders by the Governor that go into effect on Friday. They also include a 10 p.m. curfew advisory and a new face covering order.

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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.