COVID-19 Overview & Preventive Measures

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).

EMERGENCY ALERTS

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) INFORMATIONMASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MDPH) INFORMATION

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) COVID-19 FACT SHEETS
PREVENTION, ABOUT COVID-19, WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK, COPING WITH STRESS AND FEAR, AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS

WHAT OLDER ADULTS NEED TO KNOW
PEOPLE AT RISK FOR SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM COVID-19

MASSACHUSETTS COVID-19 CASES and testing

MASSACHUSETTS CASES, QUARANTINE, AND MONITORING
TESTING INFORMATION 
Testing site locator tool


CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) CASE COUNTS

CDC - UNITED STATES CASE COUNTS

TRAVEL INFORMATION

COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION


HELP PREVENT COVID-19 WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social Distancing Flyer from CDC, reference instructions below.

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Information courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

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 COVID-19 by wearing a mask or face covering
https://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/39599/Mask-Up-infographic-English

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Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.
Information courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

Always wear a mask or face covering when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. You could have COVID-19, have no symptoms, and still infect other people. Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus. Masks protect other people. 

  • Wash your hands before putting your mask on and after taking it off. Don’t touch the front of the mask. Handle it only by the ear loops or ties.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with the mask. Pull the bottom down under your chin. Adjust it until it fits snugly against the sides of your face. Your mask should not restrict breathing.

  • Remember, your mask must cover your nose and mouth at all times.

HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES LIKE THE FLU AND COVID-19

Stop-The-Spread

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Information courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

HOW TO STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF RESPIRATORY diseases 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.