COVID19 Updates

Questions or concerns order should be directed to Kaci Brady - Please do not contact the Franklin County Health Department or 911/Dispatch regarding this order.

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  • The Health Department continues to see young people in their teens and twenties testing positive as well as more symptomatic cases. Please do your part in helping to mitigate the spread of this virus:
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Distance yourself (at least 6ft.) from those you do not reside with
  • Wash yours hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces When Can My Employee Return to Work?
    If you or someone you know needs a mask, please reach out to the city hall of the city you reside in or near. Franklin County has passed out thousands of masks to be distributed to area residents and businesses. If you have questions, please call 229-3505.
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Franklin County Announces its First COVID-19 Death - 07.01.20

Franklin County Remaining in Phase III

Local Long-Term Care Facilities Work Through Mandatory Testing - 10.02.20

06.10.20 - Franklin County COVID Cases on the Rise. Full release here.

06.05.20 - Franklin County Moves into Phase Three. Click here.

Over the weekend, the Health Department received confirmation of four transient positive cases that had been working in the Ottawa community at the time of testing. These four cases were reflected on KDHE's 06.01.20 update as Franklin County cases. These cases are no longer in Franklin County and have not been/will not be counted in Franklin County's positive case count at the County or State (KDHE) level moving forward.

Please reach out to Kaci Brady –, with questions or concerns.

05.29.20 - A Message from Dr. Bud Ransom, Franklin County Health Officer - Regarding Our Local Response to COVID-19. Click here.

05.26.20 - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced the first positive case at the Franklin County Jail bringing Franklin County's total positive count to 34. Full release here.

05.26.20 - Franklin County Issues New Public Health Order. Full release here. Public Health Order here.

Franklin County Offices Re-Open to the Public 

Franklin County conducted drive-thru testing in Wellsville on Thursday, June 25 .Full Release

05.20.20 - Franklin County Moves to Phase Two, Friday, May 22, 2020. Full release here.

05.14.20 - Franklin County announces six new positive cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday, May 11. One of the cases is an employee of a local fast food establishment. Full press release is pictured or can be read here.

05.11.20 - Franklin County announces six new positive cases. Full release can be read here.

The Franklin County Health Department explains more testing in Franklin County. Full release can be read here.

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May 4, 2020, Franklin County announce five additional positive cases since May 01, 2020. Full release can be read here.

Press Release - 04.28.2020

2 More Positive Cases - 04.10.20

8th and 9th Positive Cases - 04.02.20

Thoughts from Commissioner Ianne Dickinson

Franklin County Announces 7th Positive Case - 03.30.20

Franklin County Announces Four New Positive Cases - 03.27.20

Franklin County Issues "Stay at Home" Order Effective 03.26.20

Franklin County Announces 2nd Positive Case - 03.26.20

Letter from the Chairman of the Board 03.24.20

Franklin County Health Officer Issues "Stay at Home" Order 03.24.20

Press Release - 03.24.20

Franklin County Health Officer Suspends Social Gatherings, Dine-in Establishments 03.23.20

Press Release - 03.23.20

Update - 03.19.20

Franklin County Department Contact Information

Press Release - 03.18.20 #2

Press Release - 03.18.20

Update - 03.17.20

Franklin County Health Officer Suspends Schools 03.14.20

Press Release - 03.14.20 #2

Press Release - 03.14.20

Update - 03.12.20

Press Release - 03.11.20

A Message from Your Public Health

Officer – Dr. Bud Ransom 

Franklin County Public Health sincerely appreciates the cooperation of citizens and organizations in our response to the COVID -19 pandemic. Your efforts in complying with public health orders, isolation, and recommended quarantines has been and continues to be essential to our efforts in slowing the spread of this virus. Please reach out to friends and neighbors (while maintaining distance) to ensure everyone is receiving the help they need during these trying times.
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