Framingham State Reports 1 New COVID Case in Last Week

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is reporting one new COVID cases, since last week.

The University has reported 10 new cases since Halloween weekend.

The City of Framingham has reported more than 500 new cases since Halloween weekend.

The University tested 728 individuals on November 17 for COVID-19, with 1 new positive COVID-19 case. The University reported its latest results today, November 20.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker wants all college and university students to get tested before they leave their Massachusetts campuses for the Thanksgiving break.

The Governor said he asked Massachusetts higher education institutions to make testing available to all students planning to leave campus for Thanksgiving within 72 hours of their departure.

If a student tests positive, they should plan to isolate on campus, said the Massachusetts Governor.

In the last 30 days, the University has tested 3,838 students, staff, and employees, with 11 individuals testing positive for the coronavirus.

The University’s positive rate for the last 30 days is up 0.27% last week to 0.29%.

The City of Framingham positive raye is 4.26 as of yesterday, November 12.

The City of Framingham is averaging 34.2 cases per day per 100,000 over the last two weeks, up from 24 cases per day.

The University currently has no students in isolation on campus and four students isolated off campus.

The University also has another 7 students in quarantine on campus, and 21 students off campus.

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. The University has had a total of 27 cases total.

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 announced earlier this month, that it has cancelled spring break and will start the spring semester one week later than usual.

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