The health and welfare of county residents, businesses, employees, and visitors is Franklin County's primary concern. Because of this, we are working together with federal, state and local healthcare experts and emergency service providers to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19 within our communities.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

 

Commissioners Urge Residents to Help Mitigate COVID-19
 

COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION: We will work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

WellSpan Health - COVID-19 Press Conference - 11/11/2020 

 

FOR UP-TO-DATE, ACCURATE INFORMATION, please visit:

WellSpan COVID-19 Information Dashboard

Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

COUNTY UPDATES:

FRANKLIN COUNTY COVID-19 Impact & Response - 6/4/2020 at 10:00 a.m.

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY UPDATE ON COVID-19, as of 3/17/2020 at 9:30 a.m.

 

RESOURCES:

Local resources may be found at Healthy Franklin County.
 

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Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT:

To anyone struggling, teens and young adults included, help is available.

The Support & Referral Helpline is available at 1-855-284-2494.

Pennsylvanians can call 24/7 to speak with someone who can listen and help connect them to resources. (For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.)

Find more mental health resources online: dhs.pa.gov/Services/Mental-Health-In-PA

 

COVID-19 RELATED FUNDING RESOURCES:

For recipients of CARES Act small business and nonprofit grants: COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant Contract

This contract is with the Department of Community and Economic Development for the approximately $14 million received and distributed by the County including through its partnerships as small business and nonprofit grants. This contract is incorporated in all small business and nonprofit grant agreements and may be referenced.

 

Court-related news releases may be found HERE.

 

PRESS RELEASES:
1.11.2021 CARES Act Funding Distributed to School Districts for Internet Access

12.15.2020 COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Site and Update on Vaccine Distribution

12.10.2020 Commissioners Urge Residents to Help Mitigate COVID-19

11.20.2020 Visitors to County Buildings Must Pass COVID-19 Symptoms Screening

11.20.2020 Franklin County Awards COVID-19 Relief Grants

5.29.2020 Emergency Solutions Grant - CARES

5.13.2020 An Open Letter from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners

4.24.2020 County Property Tax Deadline Extended

4.16. 2020 Commissioners Plan to Extend County Property Tax Payment Deadline

4.8.2020 Commissioners to Temporarily Reduce Staffing Due to Decreased Consumer Activity

3.21.2020 County Modified Operations in Response to COVID-19, Maintains Services

3.19.2020 Board of Commissioner Meetings Move to Once a Week

3.18.2020 County and Courts Declare an Emergency in Preparation for COVID-19

3.17.2020 Declaration of Disaster Emergency

3.17.2020 Senior Activity Centers closed to the public beginning March 17

3.16.2020 Franklin County Jail Take Steps To Prevent COVID-19 Exposure

3.16.2020 Senior Activity Centers Closed to Public Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 

3.13.2020 COVID-19 - 39th Judicial District

3.10.2020 Franklin County Prepares for Coronavirus

 

Franklin County is reminding residents to follow recommendations from the PADOH and local healthcare providers:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (say the Pledge of Allegiance twice or sing “Happy Birthday” twice).
  • Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 

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