Framingham Health Board: Latest COVID Cases Among Youths

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Board of Health reports many new positive cases in children ages 0-18, said the Framingham Public Schools today, April 13.

“As a result, there is increased household spread within families. In addition, increased participation in youth sports and other youth group activities is resulting in large numbers of children/youth being identified as close contacts. Quarantining and isolating are related but distinct approaches to limiting COVID-19’s spread,” said the District.

Framingham has been deemed a red or high-risk community for the coronavirus since April 1.

“In short: Quarantine if you have been exposed, isolate if you’re sick. You must quarantine if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 but haven’t shown symptoms or had a positive COVID-19 test,” wrote the district to families.

“It’s best if you can quarantine for 14 days. In order to manage the spread of COVID-19 across our community, all Framingham residents ages 0-18 who have been exposed to COVID-19 and determined to be a close contact will quarantine for a minimum of 10 days,” wrote the district.

This includes exposures that happen in school, as well as, non-school related activities, said the publci school district.

“You must isolate if you are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19. This means you must separate yourself from people who are not sick. You should not have direct contact with anyone else, until you can no longer spread the virus. This typically lasts about 10 days,” said the district.

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