FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School is reporting a total of 26 positive COVID cases since Monday.
There were 8 cases on Monday, 3 on Tuesday, and 15 cases today, according to the public school district.
It is unknown if the cases are students or staff or a combination of both.
“At this point in time we are significantly delayed in our ability to contact trace due to the surge we are experiencing as a district. This is not unique to Framingham; other urban districts are experiencing similar surges,” said the high school.
In response to this surge, we are engaging in the following measures:
- The COVID Team has been in contact with the Framingham Public Health Department along with the State Health Department and will continue to work closely with them;
- The COVID Team is exploring contracting with outside contact tracing companies to assist with the volume of contact tracing; and
- The COVID Team has been in touch with the DESE Rapid Response team to provide technical support and will continue to collaborate intentionally.
“As a result of this significant delay, and in an abundance of caution, we have suspended school practices today for the following athletic teams: Freshmen, JV and Varsity Girls’ Basketball, Freshman Boys’ Basketball, and JV and Varsity Wrestling; we will re-evaluate on a daily basis,” said the high school administration.
“At this time, as we work with our current resources and the rising numbers, in consultation with the Framingham Department of Health, we are shifting to a modified risk mitigation protocol, which prioritizes the tracing and notifying of unvaccinated close contacts only. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate through the current surge.,” said the District’s COVID team.
There have been a total of 63 cases at Framingham High since the start of the school year, but 15 reported today.
Overall there have been 302 cases in the Framingham Public Schools this 2021-22 school year.