Editor’s Note: A second case was reported at Harmony Grove, after the report was published. The report has now been updated.
FRAMINGHAM – Yesterday on Friday, December 3, 16 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Framingham Public Schools.
Fifteen cases were reported on December 2, and a dozen cases on Dec. 1, for a total of 43 cases since the month began.
More than 65 COVID have been reported by the Framingham Public Schools in the five days since the Thanksgiving break.
In total 69 cases of COVID have been reported since Monday. It is unknown if the cases are students, staff or a combination of both
Earlier this week, Framingham Public Schools made the decision to shut down a classroom at Harmony Grove Elementary to decrease the spike in cases. But four additional COVID cases were reported at Harmony Grove on December 2.
Yesterday, three cases were reported at both Cameron Middle and Potter Road Elementary schools.
two cases were reported at Harmony Grove Elementary.
One case each was reported at Framingham High, Fuller Middle Walsh Middle, Barbieri, Dunning, Stapleton, King, and Hemenway.
There have been 251 COVID cases in the Framingham Public Schools since the school year began.
Framingham High has reported the most cases with 37.
Harmony Grove Elementary had had 26 cases, more than 85% of them in the last 30 days.
Barbieri Elementary has had 22 cases, Walsh Middle School has 21 cases, and Cameron Middle School with 20 cases.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org), which is open on school days, M-F, 6:00am-6:00pm,” said the District.
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.
“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.