Testing, Masks, & Vaccines Best Way To Combat Increase in COVID Cases

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FRAMINGHAM – With COVID-19 cases doubling in the last week from 17 to 35, the City of Framingham issued a press release on best practices to protect yourself and your family from COVID:

Testing/symptoms: Testing is our best tool to identify those who have been exposed and slow the uptick in cases. Anyone experiencing even mild symptoms should get tested, as well as anyone who has had a close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing is encouraged regardless of vaccination status. Free drive-through testing is available in Framingham at Project Beacon, 123 Maple Street, reference more information here.

Masks: If a person is unvaccinated, it is strongly recommended that he/she still wear a mask indoors in public spaces. Those who are vaccinated may also choose to continue wearing masks indoors. Note that masks are required in certain settings (rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings serving vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings). Masks are also recommended for unvaccinated individuals when they are indoors and unable to socially distance.

Vaccination: Getting fully vaccinated remains the single most effective protection against COVID-19. Free vaccines are available at the Project Beacon Site in Framingham, 123 Maple Street and at the City’s Public Health Nursing Clinic, 113 Concord Street.

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