Framingham Public Schools strives to provide an educational and working environment free of bias or discrimination, where individuals of all backgrounds and experiences can flourish, are welcomed, included, encouraged, and successful.
We are aware that some members of our community are being affected by COVID-19 at higher rates than others. Long-standing health and social inequities have put many of Framingham’s immigrant communities and communities of color at an increased risk of getting sick or dying from the virus. You can learn more about how these inequities have impacted residents of our community in Pandemic's Unseen Victims (Metrowest Daily News Article by Jeannette Hinkle)
We hope that this website and the resources we provide here will be helpful to everyone in our community during this challenging time.
Timeline and Summary of Recent Guidance
Updated August 24, 2021
This is a timeline and summary of the most recent guidance issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) and elected and appointed State officials.
- 07-19-2021: American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a “layered approach to make school safe for all students, teachers, and staff.” The AAP’s guidance “includes a recommendation that everyone older than age 2 wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
- 07-27-2021: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a return to indoor mask-wearing in this CDC guidance. In the guidance, they state the following: “CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.”
- 07-30-2021: In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH), the Commissioner of Education releases this new guidance for PK-12 public schools. Later that day, Governor Baker speaks in support of the Commissioner’s recommendations.
- 08-20-2021: Commissioner Riley announces in this press release that he will “ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to grant him authority to mandate masks for all public K-12 students, educators, and staff through October 1 to ensure schools fully reopen safely and to provide time for more students and educators to get vaccinated.”
FPS COVID Data Dashboard
(click the image above to view the COVID Data Dashboard)The Framingham Public Schools COVID Dashboard contains data that reflects the number of positive COVID cases for staff and students physically present in Framingham Public School buildings. Staff may visit multiple buildings as part of their employment, so multiple locations may be listed. The date listed is the date the positive case was reported to FPS.
FPS Pooled Testing Dashboard
9/17/21: In the coming days, (20) National Guard drivers and non-military passenger vans will be assigned to work with NRT Bus and FPS to support students.
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