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COVID-19: Framingham Closes Schools, Library, Senior Center

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 3:38 pm on March 13, 2020

We have setup a page with information provided and updated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: framingham.com.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -  Today, the City of Framingham and the Framingham Public Schools announced that effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, the City's Library, Callahan Center and Loring Arena will be closed to the public, and all Framingham Public Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. All activities from the City's Parks and Recreation Department will be canceled for thesame time frame. Registration fees for the activities will be refunded. The City will reassess if the closure needs to continue beyond two weeks.

Services essential to public health and safety ­ like police and fire responses and trash collection will continue as normal.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC.gov), provides constantly updated information about who is at risk, symptoms, precautions, as well as the spread of the pandemic.
We have setup a special page on framingham.com with this info:
The City recognizes there are food insecure people in Framingham. We are working with community partners to provide information about access to food resources. A more detailed message will be forthcoming, which will include additional resources.
"I understand this isn't ideal for many residents, especially our students, older adults, and even employees. This decision will impact businesses and organizations, but the health and safety of our community is the number one priority," said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. "We have been advised that the best way to slow the spread of this virus is to minimize contact. We must protect those who are most susceptible to COVID-19."
The City has setup a page on the government website which will be updated frequently and contains additional information about actions the City and Schools are taking, along with COVID-19 and prevention measures at:
OFFICIAL CITY OF FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 WEBPAGE:
The City's role when it comes to infectious viruses like COVID-19 ranges from communication; monitoring those in isolation, quarantine, and social distancing situations; making decisions about closures and/or cancellations; and helping people facing disruptions in their lives. The City also focuses on the continuity of critical City operations.

 

Additional Resources:

Official Information from the City will be updated on:

Any urgent COVID-19 updates will be broadcast on Framingham's  "reverse 911 system", (automated phone calls such as those made for local missing persons alerts, etc).  To sign up for the Framingham's reverse 911 system, please visit: https://www.smart911.com/

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Framingham Public School Canceled Jan 12, 2011

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 6:57 pm on January 11, 2011
Framingham Public School Canceled, Wednesday January 12, 2011

No school Wednesday January 12, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Due to expected heavy snowfall, Framingham Public Schools and school administration offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Residents are reminded that there is no parking on arterial roads during a snow emergency, and that even if cars are parked legally on non-arterial roads they may be towed if they interfere with snow plowing.

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Today's Storm Prediction Means Early School Dismissal

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 6:12 am on February 10, 2010

Snow Emergency in Effect

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Today, Wednesday, February 10th,2010, will be an early dismissal day. Due to inclement weather,with several inches of snow predicted, students will be released at the school's early dismissal times. Please call your students' schools for details.

The Framingham Police Department has advised residents of a snow emergency in effect through Thursday.

Parking is prohibited on all major arteries as designated by red and white signage.

Reminder: The Winter Parking Ban prohibits parking on the odd numbered side of the street.


Framingham Public Schools Closed on Monday

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:57 pm on February 12, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Public Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2006 due to snow storm.

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