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Posted on: March 26, 2021

COVID Update, Friday, March 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/26/2021

For further information, contact:

Kelly McFalls, kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov

Tel (508) 532-5437, M (774) 285-1315

 

*COVID-19 UPDATE*

Since Wednesday, 73 Residents have Tested Positive, and 34 More have Recovered from COVID-19; 

Framingham Main and McAuliffe Branch Libraries to reopen to the public Monday, April 5;

Complete a Survey to Receive $10 and Inform the Next Phase of the 

Statewide Vaccine Communications Campaign;

Community Hour Tuesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. – Discussing Framingham's Eviction Moratorium

  • Since Wednesday, 73 residents have tested positive, and 34 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 7,448. With 5,743 recovered and 237 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,468 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 685 residents in quarantine.
     
  • Framingham Main and McAuliffe Branch Libraries to reopen to the public for collection browsing Monday, April 5: Framingham's Main Library (49 Lexington StreetFramingham, MA 01702) and the McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701) to reopen Monday, April 5. Hours for the Main Branch Library are Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Closed Sunday. Hours for the McAuliffe Branch Library are Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Closed SundayFace coverings will be required to enter and use the libraries. People are asked to practice social distancing. While Framingham's Library Locations will be open to the public, they will continue to offer:
    1. Curbside Pickup & Returns
    2. Computer Appointment Scheduling
    3. Online Collection Browsing

  • Complete a survey to receive $10 and inform the next phase of the Statewide Vaccine Communications Campaign: The State is asking every Vaccine Equity Community to participate in a new survey to measure changes in vaccine hesitancy; capture campaign awareness/recognition; and test preferred messaging for priority communities such as Framingham. All qualified respondents who complete the survey will receive $10. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and will close on Friday, April 2. The survey can be found here: https://marketstreetresearch.com/survey-confirmation-21119/ 

  • Community Hour Tuesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. – Unpacking the Eviction Moratorium: Join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer; Seth Izen from MetroWest Mediation Services; Elizabeth (Betsy) Soule from MW Legal Services; and Eliot Yaffa from the City of Framingham to discuss the City's Eviction Moratorium. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom's Chat function. If you cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: March 30 Community Hour. Click here for information on how to join. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

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