New COVID Cases Reported at Fuller Middle & McCarthy Elementary Schools

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported two new COVID cases yesterday, May 13.

The district reported a second case at Fuller Middle this week, and a case at McCarthy Elementary School across the street.

With the latest update on the dashboard, the district has had a total of 169 cases this 2020-21 academic school year.

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.

Framingham High School leads the district with 42 cases.

Fuller Middle, along with McCarthy Elementary School, both on Flagg Drive, each have 13 cases this school year.

High School students across the state are not set to return full-time in-person learning until May 17, but the district returrned Framingham High students on May 12.

A projected 62% of the students at the high school have decided to go full-time in-person.

The Framingham Public Schools began full-time in-person classes for middle school students on April 28.

On April 5, elementary school students returned to full-time in-person classroom education.

The district conducts PCR testing for staff.

The District said 99% of teachers are in-person full-time.

Students are being testing via pooled testing.

Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay announced April 28, the participating rate in the free COVID-19 pooled testing, has increased to 70% at the elementary level.

Tremblay told the School Committee district-wide the rate is about 60%, as the participation rate in the secondary levels (middle and high) is only at about 50%.

Participation is voluntary in the program.

Only students who are part of the in-person or hybrid learning can participate in the pooled testing. Remote students do not participate in pooled testing.

In mid-March, only 46% of students were participating in the district’s pooled testing program to identify COVID-19 cases.

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