Framingham Schools Report 4 New COVID Cases; 35 Cases in March

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public School district reported 4 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, March 22.

Two cases were reported at Framingham High School, and a case each at Cameron Middle and Hemenway Elementary on Monday.

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

With the four new cases, the district is now reporting 84 total cases during the 2020-21 school year.

Framingham High leads the school district with 23 total cases in the academic 2020-21 school year.

There have been a dozen cases at the high school in March.

Fuller Middle School is second with 8 cases, and Walsh Middle School is third with a total of 7 cases in 2020-21

This is the 4th case at Cameron this year and only the second case at Hemenway.

Since January 1, there have been 47 cases in the district, with 35 cases in March, as of March 20.

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

SOURCE requested pooled testing participation rates for the district and by school.

Last week, the administration provided the total district participation rate by students. It is 46%. Pooled testing is not for remote students.

On Friday, the district reported that number has increased to 48%.

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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