54 Cases of COVID Reported at Framingham High This Week; 91 Cases Since School Year Began

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School reported another 15 positive COVID cases on Friday, December 10.

The high school has had 54 cases of COVID reported this week.

It is unknown if the cases are students or staff or a combination of both.

The district said it was seeing a “surge” in cases this week.

A baker’s dozen of COVID cases were reported at the high on Thursday, 15 cases on Wednesday, 3 cases on Tuesday, and 11 cases on Monday.

Framingham High School has more than 2,500 students. In total there have now been 91 cases since the 2021-2022 school year began.

But more than 50% of the cases at the high school have been reported there since the Thanksgiving break.

The Framingham High girls varsity, boys varsity, and wrestling team season openers this weekend were postponed due to COVID positive cases on the teams.

In total, 21 new cases were reported in the Framingham Public Schools on Friday, December 10.

On Friday. two cases were reported at Cameron Middle School and one at the Farley administration Building, which has now had 13 cases this school year.

Other cases were reported at Barbieri, Harmony Grove, and Potter Road elementary schools

The public school district has said due to the surge, they are struggling with other issues related to the coronavirus.

“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 Framingham Public Schools COVID team.

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. 

“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.

Overall there have been 351 cases in the Framingham Public Schools this 2021-22 school year.

Framingham High has the most cases with 91. Harmony Grove Elementary is second with 34 cases, with Barbieri third with 28 cases.

Graphic by Walsh student Nicolle DeCastro

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