Framingham School District Reports its 132nd COVID Case in 2020-21

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported one new COVID case on April 12 at Barbieri Elementary School.

On April 5, elementary school students returned to full-time in-person classroom education. About 85% of students will be returning in grades K-5.

The district does not list if cases are teachers, staff, or students in the dashboard, or when the district sends emails to staff or families.

This is the second case at Barbieri elementary reported this week, and for the school year the elementary school has 9 cases, tied for third highest in the district with Walsh Middle and Potter Road Elementary.

With the latest cases, the district has had a total of 132 cases this 2020-21 academic school year.

Last week, the state said the Framingham Public School district was 4th in the state for COVID student cases in the Commonwealth.

Framingham High School leads the district with 38 cases. A half dozen new cases of the virus were reported on April 3 at Framingham High.

A total of 23 cases have been reported in the school district in April in the first 11 days.

In March, 59 cases were reported.

The district has been testing staff weekly.

Students are being testing via pooled testing.

The administration, said as of April 1, the percentage of students participate in pooled testing was 56%.

The district had staffing issues with its vendor and pooled testing but announced over the weekend it had found another solution. Pooled testing will take place this week Monday through Thursday

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