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FRAMINGHAM – A classroom at Harmony Grove Elementary School will be closing for 6 days to “prevent the spread” of COVID-19.

“In spite of daily risk mitigation efforts, including pool testing and Test and Stay protocols, one of our classrooms has an increasing and ongoing confirmation of positive COVID cases. After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to temporarily close that classroom to prevent the spread of illness. This decision was made in collaboration with the District COVID team, Harmony Grove administration, the school nurse, the Framingham Department of Public Health, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education,” said Principal Juliana Kessler Marcos, in an email to parents impacted last night, November 30.

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Seven cases were reported at Harmony Grove Elementary School on Monday, November 29.

Five cases were reported at Harmony Grove on November 19 and four cases on November 23.

There have been 17 cases at the elementary school in the last 10 days

Students impacted in this classroom may return to school on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 provided they have a negative COVID test and have no COVID-like symptoms.

“We will be working together with the Office of Teaching and Learning and the classroom teacher to address the students’ academic needs. We appreciate the continued support and understanding from our community as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic,” wrote the Principal.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.