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Situation Update 03.31.20:
There have been no new cases reported in Franklin County today. Please continue to practice social distancing and staying home as much as possible. The "Stay at Home" order is effect. Keep checking this website frequently. The situation will continue to evolve and guidance is updated often.

Questions or concerns pertaining to the "Stay at Home" order should be directed to Kaci Brady - . Please do not contact the Franklin County Health Department or 911/Dispatch regarding this order.
 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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Help us slow the spread by participating in social distancing.
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Can I be tested for COVID-19

Call Ahead: 
If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not go to your healthcare provider or to the emergency room. Call first!
 AdventHealth Ottawa  785-229-8200
 Dr. Corder  785-242-7773
 Franklin County Health Department  785-229-3530
 Health Partnership Clinic 913-401-2750
Ottawa Care Clinic 785-214-4903
Ottawa Family Physicians 785-242-1620

Click Here for Franklin County Updates
Click Here for KDHE Updates
Click Here for Information for Businesses

Click Here for Community Closures

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Do These Things To Protect Yourself:

  • Your best defense against the COVID-19 is practicing good hand hygiene. Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used as an alternative when soap and water is unavailable. However, it should not be used as a primary source for hand hygiene.
  • Surgical masks will not help protect you from COVID-19. These masks are not air-tight and do not prevent you from breathing in the air particles. Masks should be used by those who are infected to help prevent the spread of germs.
  • If you are elderly AND/OR have underlying health concerns, you may want consider forgoing social gatherings with large crowds.
  • There is NO magic home remedy, medication or treatment that will defend against COVID-19. Again, your best defense is good hand hygiene.
  • Stockpiling is not necessary.

Other Available Resources:
Get the latest information from the CDC and KDHE: