Framingham Public Schools Reports Half Dozen COVID Cases on Thursday

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported 6 new COVID case yesterday, April 15, with half of the new cases reported at McCarthy 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.

Other cases were reported at Stapleton Elementary, Cameron Middle, and a case reported at Dunning/King.

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 139 cases this 2020-21 academic school year.

Framingham High School leads the district with 38 cases.

McCarthy Elementary is now second in the district with 11 cases, with Fuller Middle School third with 10 cases.

A total of 30 cases have been reported in the school district in April in the first 15 days.

Students begin school vacation week this weekend.

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.

The City of Framingham had been designated as a high risk community for the spread of the virus as of April 1 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but as of yesterday, April 15, the City was downgraded to yellow status.

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