Framingham COVID-19 Information
The Framingham Department of Public Health continuously monitors and responds to the outbreak of CoronaVirus, now known as COVID-19. The Department receives regular updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If there is an urgent update, the City will employ the "Alert Framingham" phone messaging system, otherwise known as Rave. To sign up for the City’s Rave system, please go here: https://www.smart911.com/
For additional information, please visit the following websites:
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) Information
Massachusetts department of public health information
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Prevention, About COVID-19, What to Do if You Are Sick
What older adults need to know
people at risk for serious illness from covid-19
Massachusetts COVId-19 CASES
CEnter for Disease Control (CDC) Case Counts
CDC - United States Case Counts
"Flatten The curve" - How to practice social distancing
The Coronavirus can be spread from person-to-person when in close contact with one another. Which is why it is important to maintain social distancing.
What is social distancing? Keep distance of 6 feet or 2 meters from one person or within arm’s length of one another.
- Interact with friends and family over the internet
- Limit the exposure of older adults who are at increased risk if they do contract the virus
- Do not go to parks & trails if you have any symptoms. Stay home!
The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to limit social in-person interactions as much as possible.
And do not forget:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Stay home if you are sick
Clean things that are touched frequently
HELP PREVENT COVID-19 WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING
How to social distance?
CALL/FACETIME/ONLINE CHAT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
STAY HOME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
IF YOU MUST GO OUT:
DON’T GATHER IN GROUPS
STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM OTHERS
DON’T SHAKE HANDS OR HUG
And please continue to wash your hands frequently.
HELP PREVENT the spread of respiratory diseases like the flu and covid-19
HOW TO Stop the spread of germs to prevent the spread of respiratory disease like the flu and COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Think ahead about how to take care of yourself and your loved ones. visit mass.gov/knowplanprepare for preparedness tips.
If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your household is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the lobby to both the Police Department and Fire Headquarters is closed to the public until further notice.
TO REACH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT: 508-872-1212, OR 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
To reach the Fire Department: 508-532-5930, or 911 for all emergencies.
[Graphic of a Framingham Firefighter with the following information: Safety for All, An Important message from the Framingham Fire Department. Notice: If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your house is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.]
[Graphic of a Framingham Police Motorcycle and helmet with the following information: Safety for All, An Important message from the Framingham Police Department. Notice: If you are able to, please alert all first responders as soon as possible if you feel you are suffering from the COVID-19 virus or someone in your house is. We’re all in this together and our first responders need to continue to provide services for our community.]
MAYOR’S COVID-19 UPDATE, 4/1/20 - safety, security, and services
MAyor’s COVID-19 Update 3/24/20 - FACEBOOK LIVE
MAYOR’S COVID-19 UPDATE 3/23/20
Mayor’s COVID-19 Update 3/20/20
Food access for Framingham’s vulnerable population Reminder 3/17/20
Please watch Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Alexandra M. DePalo, the Assistant Director for the Health Department, discussing the food security plan and how it is going to operate in Framingham.
Policy on COVID-19 - Effective March 16, 2020
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Dr. Wong, Director of the Framingham Board of Health, released a video about COVID-19 in Framingham, social distancing, and closing the Memorial Building to the public. Watch here: