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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Attention: Road Closed - North Street in the City of Richmond from Hwy 59 to Front Street

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North Street in the City of Richmond, from Highway 59 to Front Street will be closed until further notice while Public Works crews conduct roadwork in the area. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted on: October 19, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Dose Information - Updated 10.18.21

COVID-19 Booster Dose Information

10.18.21 Update - Last week, the FDA met and approved authorization for booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is only the first step in the authorization process. The CDC will meet this week and then final recommendations an...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Attention: Upcoming Railroad Crossing Closures


A list of crossings is below. Each crossing will be closed 1 to 2 days. Watch for an update with estimated dates of closings. Information will be shared as it is shared with Franklin County.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Historic Franklin County Courthouse Painted


The Historic Franklin County Courthouse recently received a fresh facelift! The exterior trim, stairs, and clock tower received a fresh coat of paint in the last few weeks. We hope you’ll stop by and take a look the next time you are in downtown Ottawa.

Posted on: August 23, 2021

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine


The FDA has given full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and over. The vaccine continues to be available for ages 12 - 15 under an emergency use authorization.

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Quarantine Guidance - As of 08.20.21

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With several upcoming large events, the Franklin County Health Department would like to share guidance for quarantining after a known exposure to COVID-19. Franklin County has continued to follow guidance from both the CDC and KHDE.

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