FRAMINGHAM – After several City of Framingham employees have tested positive for COVID over the last week, in multiple City building, the Mayor is recommending, but not requiring City employees to mask up again.
“Over the last week, several City Hall employees have reported positive COVID test results. I am also aware of cases at the Library and the Department of Public Works. … As a precaution, I am strongly recommending, although not requiring, employees to mask while at work. We will also be placing signs on the doors encouraging the public to mask when they visit City Hall,” wrote Mayor Charlie Sisitsky to employees this afternoon, April 25.
“Employees who have tested positive but have few or no symptoms should work with their supervisor to determine if remote work is a possibility. If remote work is not possible, or if you are too sick to work, you will of course be able to access your accrued paid time off.Supervisors and Department Heads should also report the presence of a positive case to the Facilities Department for the appropriate cleaning and disinfecting,” noted the Mayor in an email to employees this afternoon.
The Mayor did not attend the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday as he was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID. In an abundance of caution, he wanted to get tested before engaging publicly, and has since tested negative.