FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported 16 new COVID cases on Monday, December 13.
The district said it was seeing a “surge” in cases since the Thanksgiving break.
And tonight’s basketball games against Natick High both home and away have been postponed due to COVID cases on the Framingham teams.
There were four cases reported at Framingham High on Monday. That number was down significantly from the double-digit reported cases last week.
There were three cases reported at Cameron Middle School and two cases at Hemenway Elementary School.
There was one case reported at the following schools: BLOCKS, Barbieri, Fuller Middle, Harmony Grove, King. McCarthy, and Stapleton.
There have been 367 total cases of COVID in the school district in the 2021-2022 school year.
Framingham High has had the most cases with 95 cases, with more than half since Thanksgiving. There are more than 2,500 students at Framingham High.
Harmony Grove is second with 35 cases.
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.