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FRAMINGHAM – The League of Women Voters of Framingham will host a panel discussion on COVID-19, focusing specifically on the impact on young people on Thursday, November 12.

Panelists include Framingham Health Direct Sam Wong, Framingham Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools Bob Tremblay and Framingham Youth Council Chair Isabella Petroni. The free Q&A event will start at 7 p.m.

Between October 12-25, there were 6,903 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Massachusetts of residents between the ages of 0-39, compared to 2,025 cases diagnosed in those over 60 years of age according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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As we continue to experience restrictions on gatherings we are all looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The risk of an activity depends on many factors and we will be talking about those risks and appropriate ways to mitigate them.

According to the CDC, some of the questions you might be asking are, “Should I be freaking out about COVID-19?” and “Why can’t I hang out with my friends in person?” You may be feeling worried, bored, or frustrated. COVID-19 is frightening, and you are not the only one feeling stressed.

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While anyone can catch the virus that causes COVID-19 and people of all ages and backgrounds can get severely ill, most people have a mild illness and are able to recover at home.

But regardless of your personal risk, it is natural to be concerned for your friends and family or about uncertainty and changes in your daily routine.

The League wants to to try and answer your questions with facts and suggestions that will help us all stay safe while not feeling isolated and alone.

Open to people of every age, the League’s event has a goal to give you actionable suggestions on ways to stay safe, stop the spread, and connect with others in safe ways.

Please go to the Leagues Facebook page for events to register:

The League of Women Voters also will be broadcasting this live on Facebook.

For a direct link to this Zoom meeting, please email

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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.