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FRAMINGHAM – Project Beacon has been cancelling some appointments for Monday, February 1 at its Stop the Spread COVID-19 testing site on Franklin Street in Framingham.

Update: Testing will stop at noon on February 1.

The free testing site was closed on Friday and Saturday due to extremely cold temperatures and wind chill.

It was open today, January 31. for testing.

Some morning appointments for Monday have not been cancelled, but SOURCE readers are reporting cancellations on Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service is reporting a winter storm from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, that could bring 6 inches of snow or more than a foot of snow.

The Framingham Public Schools and the Christa McAuliffe Charter School have already called a snow day for Tuesday – the first snow day of the 2020-21 school year.

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Appointments at the Project Beacon free testing site have been hard to come by since just before Christmas.

The City of Framingham closed its free walk-up testing site just after Christmas, and has not opened up another walk-up testing site.

This leaves residents and families without a vehicle without a testing site that is accessible and affordable in the City of Framingham.

 SOURCE has learned from state leaders and legislators that the City of Framingham is considering one of the City’s polling places as a potential walk-up COVID-19 testing site.

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The City of Framingham’s COVID numbers are down in January – both the number of cases per day and the positivity rate.

As of Monday, January 25, the city’s positivity rate was 6.33%.

The City was averaging 47 cases per day per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days. On Dec 14, 2020, it was 80 cases per day.

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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.