40th COVID Case in Framingham Public Schools Reported Friday; 4th Case in 2021

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported its fourth case of COVID-19 with ties to BLOCKS preschool yesterday, January 29.

This is the fourth case in the district in 2021. The case means someone who is at the school has tested positive for the virus.

Although students have not been in the school for about a month, some teachers and staff have been physically at the schools.

This is the 40th cases in the public school district in the 2020-2021 school year

Every school in the district has had a case this school year.

Framingham High has had the most coronavirus cases in the district with 9. Fuller Middle is second with 6 cases.

There were 20 COVID cases in December in the schools.

Framingham Public Schools went fully remote on Monday, December 7.

“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 500–550 students in the classrooms through Friday, December 4.

There are about 9,000 students in the district.

Most K-12 students have not been in their classroom since mid-March 2020, when the pandemic began.

In October, phase 1, or the district’s highest needs students return to the classrooms. In November, phase II, of the district’s high need students returned to the classrooms. The majority of the students about 8,500 of the district’s 9,000+ students were still learning remotely at that time.

After Thanksgiving, and a second surge of the coronavirus, the City of Framingham and the school district decided to make the entire district remote as of December 7.

Students in phase 1 & 2 are scheduled to return to class the first week in February.

Teachers reported back to their classrooms on Monday. February 1.

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