Framingham School District Announces COVID-19 Case Tied to Barbieri Elementary

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FRAMINGHAM – An individual at “Barbieri Elementary School” has tested positive for COVID-19, announced the Framingham Public School district today, November 23.

Barbieri now becomes the seventh school in the public school district with a COVID-19 case, since the school year began.

The district said in an email individuals who were “identified as close contacts of the person with COVID-19 have been notified and instructed to remain home in quarantine.

Individuals who may have been close contacts for that individuals received a phone call from the public school district.

The district considers close contact to be within 6 feet of the person for at least 15 cumulative 15 minutes with a 24 hour period.

Last week, the Framingham Public School district announced a COVID dashboard.

There have been a total of 7 positive cases, including recent cases at Fuller Middle and King Elementary.

There have been 3 COVID cases and 10 individuals under quarantine at King Elementary School this month.

Most of the district’s 9,000+ students are attended school virtually.

Framingham Public School returned a couple hundred students in October with the highest needs to their physical classrooms.

On November 5, roughly another 300 students returned to the classroom, including more students at BLOCKS preschool.

The Superintendent of Schools announced last week, that about 2,000 high needs students would NOT return to the classrooms in December – this is phase III.

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