COVID-19 Overview & Preventive Measures
Last Updated: December 6, 2021
The Framingham Department of Public Health continuously monitors and responds to the outbreak of Coronavirus, ALso 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) COVID-19 INFORMATION
- MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MDPH) COVID-19 INFORMATION
MASSACHUSETTS COVID-19 CASES, testing, vaccination, masks, and travel information
- Mask Requirements in certain locations and unvaccinated residents
- Travel Advisory
- TESTING INFORMATION
- Testing site locator tool
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) information
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.