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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools announced today, December 8, in an email to staff & families, it “became aware that a person at Walsh school tested positive for COVID-19.”

This would be the first case at Walsh Middle during the 2020-21 school year.

Framingham Public Schools are now remote starting yesterday, December 7.

This is the 26th case in the public school district.

Every school in the district now has had a case except McCarthy Elementary and Cameron Middle schools.

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“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 FHS,” said the District in an email to staff.

“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 District.

Framingham Public Schools had about 50–600 students in the classroom through Friday, December 4.

Students and staff are expected to return to the classroom on January 4, 2021, at this time.

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