Editor’s Note: This report was updated at 8 a.m. on November 30 when the Framingham Public Schools updated its numbers.
FRAMINGHAM – Seventeen cases of COVID were reported in the Framingham Public Schools on Monday, November 29, the first day back from the Thanksgiving break.
It is unknown if the cases are students, staff or a combination of both.
Seven of the 17 cases were reported at Harmony Grove Elementary School today.
Five cases were reported at Harmony Grove Elementary on November 19 and four cases on November 23.
There have been 17 cases at the elementary school in the last 10 days
Three cases were reported at Walsh Middle School today and 2 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.
Three cases were also reported at Potter Road Elementary. two cases were reported each at Framingham High and Barbieri Elementary.
There have been 198 COVID cases in the Framingham Public Schools since the school year began.
Framingham High has reported the most cases with 31.
Harmony Grove Elementary and Barbieri Elementary schools each have 20 cases each.
Walsh Middle has had 17 cases.
If your child has any COVID-like symptoms, please keep them home from school, work, or activities and have them tested.
Students can only return to school with a negative COVID test after they’ve been cleared by our school nurse or the COVID Call Center.
Please remind your child to do the following during the school day:
- Always wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth while indoors, unless you are having a mask break or you are eating
- Wear your mask on the bus
- Wash your hands often
- Maintain physical distance from others as much as possible, especially when eating lunch or snack
Your child can participate in the district’s Routine Safety Check COVID testing program. For your child to participate in this program, we must have a signed consent on file. If you haven’t consented to let them participate, please sign the consent form as soon as possible. To learn more about the Routine Safety Check COVID testing program, please call the COVID Call Center, 508-782-6633 (or firstname.lastname@example.org), which is open on school days, M-F, 6:00am-6:00pm.
Also, getting your child and yourself vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to prevent getting sick with COVID. The COVID vaccine is safe and effective. You can find a location for getting the COVID vaccine here.