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FRAMINGHAM – More than 3 dozen COVID have been reported by the Framingham Public Schools in the three days since the Thanksgiving break.

Yesterday on December 1, 12 new cases were reported.

In total 38 cases of COVID have been reported since Monday. It is unknown if the cases are students, staff or a combination of both

On Wednesday, of the 12 cases, the most were at Framingham High – 4 cases.

There were 2 cases reported at Farley administration building and 2 at Stapleton Elementary School.

There was also a case reported at Dunning Elementary, Potter Road Elementary, Walsh Middle School, and Harmony Grove Elementary School.

Earlier this week, Framingham Public Schools made the decision to shut down a classroom at Harmony Grove Elementary to decrease the spike in cases.

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There have been 220 COVID cases in the Framingham Public Schools since the school year began.

Framingham High has reported the most cases with 36.

Barbieri Elementary and Harmony Grove Elementary each have 21 cases.

Walsh Middle School has 19 cases.

Students can only return to school with a negative COVID test after they’ve been cleared by the district school nurse or the COVID Call Center. 

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The district has asked parents to remind their child(ren) 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

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Parents can enroll their child(ren) 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, which is open on school days, M-F, 6:00am-6:00pm,” said the District.

“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,” said the public school district.

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By editor

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.