5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Friday, December 4, 2020

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1 Framingham Public Schools Superintendent announced last night that all schools would go fully-remote starting Monday, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the City.

Framingham has had 300+ new cases since Thanksgiving,

The State’s new dashboard was unveiled yesterday and Framingham is averaging more than 40 cases per day per 100,000. At Labor day, Framingham was averaging about 8 cases per day. That is a 5X increase between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

2. SOURCE has learned that there will be a new COVID free testing site at Framingham State University’s parking lot later this month.

There is a free drive-thru COVID testing site at TJX Headquarters, off Route 30, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has hired Fallon Ambulance to run the testing site as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign.

There is also a free testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street from 3 to 6 p.m. It is walk-up only with limited parking.

3. The Framingham Public Library will hold a Brown Bag Learning Series lecture today at noon with the son of an astronaut. Pre-registration is required for the ZOOM event.

4. According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events.

5. Framingham Public Library will host guest speaker Jeff Belanger, author and folklore and legends researcher, for Creepy Christmas tonight at 7 on ZOOM. The free lecture is based on Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends Creepy Christmas special that aired on PBS. Pre-registration is required.

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