Framingham Public Schools Reporting its 133rd COVID Case in 2020-21 School Year

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported one new COVID case yesterday, April 13.

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 latest case was reported at Stapleton Elementary School on April 13.

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.

With the latest case, the district has had a total of 133 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 total of 24 cases have been reported in the school district in April in the first 14 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

Graphic by Walsh Middle School student Gavin Ravitz

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