District Announces COVID Cases Tied to Stapleton Elementary

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FRAMINGHAM – A member of Stapleton Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Framingham Public Schools.

“All staff and student in TLC 3/4 homebase will be remote” on Wednesday, December 2, said the email to staff at the Saxonville-based elementary school.

The district said in an email today, December 1, individuals who were “identified as close contacts of the person with COVID-19 have been notified and instructed to remain home in quarantine.

Those individuals received a phone call from the 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 month, the Framingham Public School district announced a COVID dashboard.

There have been cases at Barbieri, Blocks, Fuller, King, Potter Road, Framingham High, and Wilson.

On November 29, the District announced due to positive cases and quarantining members, King and Explorers staff will work remotely until a return to the building on December 7.

It was announced tonight that Ashland High School will go remote immediately.

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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