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Posted on: June 7, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Monday, June 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/07/2021

For further information, contact:
Allyssa Jewell
ajewell@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-6029                                          

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, June 4, Five Residents have Tested Positive, Three More have Recovered, and City Learns of Three New Fatalities Associated with COVID-19; 
Weekly Food Resource Guide;
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham;
Reminder: Community Hour Tuesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives throughout Framingham

  • Since Friday, June 4, five residents have tested positive, three more have recovered, and the City learns of three new fatalities associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,337. With 7,649 recovered and 249 fatalities, Framingham currently has 439 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 499 residents in quarantine. 

  • Weekly food resource guide: To better manage the food demand, Framingham's Emergency Food Line's coordinators have developed a weekly guide about residents' food availability. View this week's guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, here.
     
  • Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham: Guided by the State's framework, the Equity Initiative includes people of color, immigrants/recent arrivals, homebound and disabled individuals, people living in low-income and congregate housing, and those with multiple and complex medical needs in Framingham.

    Last week, clinics were held at BRACE, MetroWest Worker Center, Latino Health Insurance, and ADESA. Since Wednesday, March 24, 5,431 (4,532 Moderna, 40 Pfizer, and 859 Johnson and Johnson) vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Those who have received dose one of Moderna and Pfizer have been invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week for the equity initiative at various locations.

    To request a home visit, please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 36 hours.


    Framingham's weekly equity vaccination data report provided by the State of Massachusetts can be found here.

  • Reminder: Community Hour Tuesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives throughout Framingham: Join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Dr. Maritsa Barros for an overview and discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives throughout the city, including programming, training, and collaborative projects. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom's Chat function. If you cannot attend and have questions, please email ajewell@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: June 8 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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