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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School District announced it “became aware of an FHS community member who tested positive for COVID-19,” tonight, December 3.

This is the second positive case at Framingham High. The first was announced in October.

Today, the Superintendent announced that all schools would be going remote effective Monday through at least January 4, 2021.

“As per district guidelines, comprehensive contact tracing was initiated and all impacted community members were notified and provided guidance about next steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at (School),” said Framingham High Principal Carolyn Banach

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The District also reminded families how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community

  • Wear a mask/face covering at all times when outside of your home
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 ft when interacting with others in the community
  • Practice frequent hand washing/hand sanitizing
  • Monitor yourself and your family for the following COVID-19 symptoms daily:
    • Fever of 100.0°F (37.7C) or higher, chills, or shaking chills 
    • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Sore throat 
    • Headache when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Muscle aches or body aches 
    • Nausea, or vomiting, or diarrhea 
    • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
  • If you or your family member(s) experience symptoms or are not feeling well, stay home, contact your healthcare provider, and get a COVID-19 PCR test

“The health and well-being of our employees is paramount. FPS schools are cleaned daily in accordance with our COVID-19 protocol and CDC guidelines. In instances where a school community is engaged in in-person learning and an individual tests positive for COVID-19, deep cleaning is implemented. We will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all of the protocols that have been put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said the Framingham High Principal.

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