District Update | Positive Cases

December 8, 2021

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District Update Regarding Surge In Positive Cases

We are writing to provide you with information about the rise in positive cases throughout the district. Since Monday, December 6, 2021, we have identified 49 positive cases across the district as outlined on the District’s COVID Data Dashboard. At this point in time we are significantly delayed in our ability to contact trace due to the surge we are experiencing as a district. This is not unique to Framingham; other urban districts are experiencing similar surges. In response to this surge, we are engaging in the following measures:


  • The COVID Team has been in contact with the Framingham Public Health Department along with the State Health Department and will continue to work closely with them;

  • The COVID Team is exploring contracting with outside contact tracing companies to assist with the volume of contact tracing; and

  • The COVID Team has been in touch with the DESE Rapid Response team to provide technical support and will continue to collaborate intentionally.


As a result of this significant delay, and in an abundance of caution, we have suspended school practices today for the following high school athletic teams:Freshmen, JV and Varsity Girls’ Basketball, Freshman Boys’ Basketball, and JV and Varsity Wrestling; we will re-evaluate on a daily basis.


At this time, as we work with our current resources and the rising numbers, in consultation with the Framingham Department of Health, we are shifting to a modified risk mitigation protocol, which prioritizes the tracing and notifying of unvaccinated close contacts only. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate through the current surge.


Sincerely,

The COVID Team


Framingham Public Schools

COVID INFORMATION WEBSITE

Members of the COVID Team have been working hard behind the scenes to update a dedicated website with COVID Information and Resources. This site will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.


Please visit https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/covid for more information.

Framingham Public Schools

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