Graphic by Brian Gomes of Walsh Middle School
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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham is a high-risk or red community for the coronavirus.

Since Labor Day, the number of cases per day of COVID-19 in Framingham has increased five times. It was around 8 cases per day per 100,0000 at the end of August. At the beginning of December, it is at 40 cases per day per 100,000, according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In October, the City’s positivity rate for the virus was at 2.7%. On Monday, it was 4.67%.

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This week, the City of Framingham announced 499 new COVID-19 cases, and 191 new cases since Wednesday, December 2,

The City surpassed 3,700 total cases since the pandemic began today, December 4.

The City of Framingham is one of six communities out of 351 that the state is providing additional assistance. Framingham is featured in the television ads promoting COVID safety by the Commonwealth.

Since the beginning of September, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provided outreach teams who speak multi-languages to distribute multi-language flyers and free masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Framingham, and this weekend the outreach teams be dropping off care kits at Halsead Condominiums and at Alta Union House, the new apartment building downtown.

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Anticipated Schedule for Saturday, December 5:

  • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Business walk along Hollis & Main streets to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
  • 12-4 p.m.: Care kit drops to Kendall Green Condominium (10-12 Kendall Street.) and Arlington Commons (77-79 Arlington Street). Organizers go door to door and leave a bag of educational materials, masks, and disinfectant wipes at each home.

Anticipated Schedule for Sunday, December 6:

  • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Business walk along Hollis and Main street to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
  • 12-4 p.m.: Care Kit Drops at Bishop Commons (100 Bishop Drive).

SOURCE invited arts students at Framingham Public Schools and Keefe Technical to submit graphics for COVID. Above is a graphic by Brian Gomes from Walsh Middle School

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.