Framingham Schools Reports 173rd COVID Case in 2020-21

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported a new COVID case at Hemenway Elementary School yesterday, May 17.

With the latest update on the dashboard, the district has had a total of 173 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 43 cases.

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

Hemenway now has 7 cases this school year.

Unless a family chose to stay remote, all students K-12 are full-time in-person learning.

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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