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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported 38 new COVID cases on Monday, December 20.

Fifty percent of those cases – 19 – were at Framingham High School.

It is unknown if the cases at Framingham high are all students, staff, or a combination of both. The district does not separate that number.

The district said it was seeing a “surge” in cases since the Thanksgiving break.

There have been 117 new cases of COVID at Framingham High since the Thanksgiving break, and 324 total cases in the district since November 28.

Since the start of the school year, there have now been more than 500 COVID cases – 507 cases to be exact.

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Besides the 19 cases at Framingham High, there were 4 cases reported at Walsh Middle and three cases at Stapleton Elementary.

There were 3 cases reported at the Farley administration building.

There were two cases each reported at King Elementary, Hemenway Elementary, and Fuller Middle schools.

There was one case reported at the following schools: Potter Road, Barbieri, and BLOCKS

Framingham High has had the most cases of any school at 146 cases, of which 117 have been in the last 3 weeks.

There are more than 2,500 students at Framingham High School plus staff.

Harmony Grove is second with 41 cases and Barbieri third with 38 cases.

The district has its winter break this week, with Christmas on the 25th.

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.

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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.