State To End Outreach Teams To Framingham; COVID Teams Deployed To Southside of City This Weekend

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FRAMINGHAM – Despite the City of Framingham being a high-risk or red community for the coronavirus, the state will end its outreach program with the City this weekend.

Since Labor Day, the number of cases per day of COVID-19 in Framingham has increased 10 times.

It was around 8 cases per day per 100,0000 at the end of August. As of this week, that number is 80 cases per day per 100,000, according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

More than 25% of the City’s almost 4,500 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed since Thanksgiving – or more than 1,200 cases.

Back in August, the City of Framingham was one of six communities out of 351 that the state is providing additional assistance. Framingham wasfeatured in the television ads promoting COVID safety by the Commonwealth.

But as of yesterday, more than half the state is listed as red or a high-risk community.

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.


Anticipated Schedule for Saturday, December 19:

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Business walk in Beaver Park and Downtown to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
o 12-4 p.m.: Care Kit drops to Cochituate Cooperative Homes, Labor Ready and Salvation Army. Organizers go door to door and leave a bag of educational materials, masks, and disinfectant wipes at each home.
o 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Care Kit drops Worker Center (116 Concord St.)

Anticipated Schedule for Sunday, December 20:

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Business walk to hair salons and bakery’s in Downtown Framingham to hand out flyers and distribute window signs and literature to businesses
o 12-4 p.m.: Care Kit Drops at Cochituate Cooperative Homes
o 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Care Kit drops to Worker Center (116 Concord St)

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