3 COVID Cases Reported at Walsh Middle Monday; 18 Cases in Framingham District in March

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district is reporting three COVID-19 positive cases at Walsh Middle School.

The district listed then in their COVID dashboard for March 15, which means the district was notified of the positive cases on Monday.

The middle school also reported a COVID positive case last week at the middle school,

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

Friday was a professional development day for the district with no in person-learning for students. Thursday was an early release for elementary and middle students.

There have now been 66 reported COVID-19 cases in the public school district during the 2020-21 school year.

Since January 1, there have been 30 cases in the district, with 18 cases in March.

Framingham High School leads the district with 16 total cases this school year.

Fuller Middle School is second with 8 cases. and Walsh Middle School is third with 6 cases.

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

Phase I & 2 students returned to their classrooms in February, after all schools went remote during the second surge in December.

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 on March 3 for cohort B and began on Monday, March 8. for cohort A.

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