More Than 2 Dozen Framingham Businesses Reported COVID+ Employees in March Including Temescal Wellness, Franco’s Painting, Stop & Shop, Legal Seafood, & City of Framingham
FRAMINGHAM – More than 2 dozen businesses, including the City of Framingham, reported a COVID positive employee during the month of March
By law, any establishment that has a positive COVID employee is required to notify the Framingham Health Department.
Since the City of Framingham has not been publishing this information for the public, and establishments have not always been transparent, either, the news outlet asked for the list.
On April 5, SOURCE filed a Massachusetts Public Records request (FOIA) for a list of all businesses in the City of Framingham that had a COVID positive employee. SOURCE also made similar requests to Ashland Board of Health, Natick Board of Health and City of Marlborough Health Departments.
The City of Marlborough responded with 72 hours and provided a list on April 8 before 1 p.m.
The Town of Natick has yet to respond to the FOIA as of today, April 19.
Ashland responded the quickest within 5 hours on the same day of the request.
Framingham responded to the public records request on April 16.
Five establishments had more than a handful of COVID positive employees in March, including City Hall itself.
Temescal Wellness at 664 Cochituate Road reported a total of 9 positive employees, with the first reported on March 11, and the last one on March 23.
Stop & Shop on Old Conn Path reported a total of 7 positive employees in March – two on March 9 and five more on March 17.
Franco’s Painting at 74 Nicholas Road reported 6 positive employees on March 16.
The City of Framingham reported 5 positive employees at the Memorial Building on March 23.
Legal Seafoods on Route 9 reported 5 positive employees in March – three on March 11 and two more on March 15.
Other businesses that reported positive COVID employees in March include: