COVID Positive Case Reported at Brophy Elementary; 35th Case in Framingham Schools Since January

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FRAMINGHAM – Brophy Elementary School is reporting a COVID positive case today, March 18.

This is only the second case at the Pleasant Street elementary school.

But it is the 71st COVID positive case this 2020-21 school year in the Framingham Public Schools.

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

Since January 1, there have been 35 cases in the district, with 23 cases in March.

Framingham High School leads the district with 18 total cases this school year. Fuller Middle School is second with 8 cases. and Walsh Middle School is third with 6 cases, 3 reported yesterday.

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

March 17 was the deadline for parents to decide if their child will return to school full-time or stay remote. If a parent chooses not to respond, to the survey, they will be marked as choosing in-person learning for the rest of the school year.

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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