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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Health Department fined three businesses in January 2021 for COVID-19 violations.

The three fines total $1,100

SOURCE uncovered the COVID-19 fines via a Freedom of Information Act & Massachusetts Public Records request with the City of Framingham.

The digital news outlet filed a request for the fines on February 1. The City did not release the information until yesterday, March 8. State law requires FOIA requests to be answered within 10 business days.

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More than 7,000 people or roughly one out of every 10 residents in the City of Framingham have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Businesses fined by the City of Framingham for violating COVID-19 orders in January 2021 were:

Whole Food Market on Route 9 on January 6 for $300 for violating 454 CMR 31.00 COVID order. The fine was paid as of March 8.

AutoZone on Route 30 on January 6 for $500 for violating COVID order No.58. the fine was paid as of March 8.

Erika’s Hair Salon at 118 Union Avenue on January 23 for $200 for violating 454 CMR 31.00 COVID order. Fine has not been paid as of March 8.

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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.