Framingham School District Administers 4,000 COVID Tests & Has 0.17% Positivity Rate

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FRAMINGHAM – In the last 7 to 8 weeks, Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said the public school district has administered about 4,000 COVID tests, and had “only 8 positive cases.”

Tremblay told the 9-member School Committee tonight, March 3, the district’s rate of positivity is 0.17%.

In comparison, the City of Framingham rate of positivity is over 3 percent.

The district reported positive cases at Stapleton Elementary and Cameron Middle schools this month.

The district does not state when it reports positive cases if they are a teacher, staff, or a student.

The two new cases brings the total number of cases in the 2020-21 school year to 50 cases.

Framingham High School has reported the most cases in the school year at 11. Fuller Middle School is second with 7 cases.

The district has been testing staff weekly, and students, via pooled testing.

Phase III students returned to their physical classrooms on February 24. It was the first time in a physical classroom for these students in the 2020-21 school year. They are attending school all five days.

Phase IV students, many who have not physically been in a classroom since March 2020, began today, March 3 for cohort B and will begin Monday for cohort A,.

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