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Posted on: February 10, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, February 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/10/2021

For further information, contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 52 Residents have Tested Positive, 34 More have Recovered, and City Learns of four New Fatalities Associated with COVID-19; 
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and the Framingham Board of Health Issue a Joint Order Establishing a Moratorium on Eviction Enforcement in the City;
Information about Framingham's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics;
New Mass Vaccination Site in Natick, at the Natick Mall, Opening Monday, Feb. 22

  • Since Monday, 52 residents have tested positive, 34 more have recovered, and the City learns of four new fatalities associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 6,457. With 5,037 recovered and 219 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,201 active cases. The Framingham Health Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps (contact tracing). In addition to the active cases, the Health Department is following 522 residents in quarantine. 

  • Mayor Spicer and the Framingham Board of Health issue a joint order establishing a moratorium on eviction enforcement in the City: The night of Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Framingham Board of Health (BOH) unanimously voted to support a joint Mayoral and BOH order imposing a local eviction moratorium in the City. View the joint order here.

    Renters or landlords may seek assistance through the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition and Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance programs administered by the Commonwealth's Department of Housing and Community Development, any City eviction diversion program, or local funding program administered by the City through its community block grant program.

  • Information about Framingham's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Yesterday afternoon, the City hosted a Community Hour on Zoom about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. That Community Hour can be viewed here. Framingham plans to hold a series of Saturday clinics for residents 75 years and older at Keefe Technical High School (750 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702) based on the available doses of vaccine received from the State. Registration for the Saturday, Feb. 13, clinic opened today at noon. View more information about this weekend's clinic here.

    Due to high demand and a constrained supply at the State and Federal level, Framingham's ability to provide vaccines to residents is limited. Residents who are currently eligible for the vaccine and can travel should regularly check the State's website for clinic availability. Visit the City website here for additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • New Mass Vaccination Site in Natick, at the Natick Mall, opening Monday, Feb. 22: Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that a new mass vaccination site will open in Natick at the Natick Mall, Monday, Feb. 22. Appointments will be available to all eligible residents on https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine beginning next Thursday, Feb. 18. This site, run by LabCorp, will offer approximately 500 doses a day, eventually scaling up to 3,000 doses. 

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