FCPH COVID-19 Status Statement – October 2, 2020

Today we want to start by taking a moment to recognize the reality of how COVID-19 can affect anyone at any time. Last night President Trump announced that he and first lady, Melania Trump, tested positive for the virus. We, of course, share the nation’s hope that they will recover quickly. As we move forward as a nation, state and county, it’s critical that we keep all who have been affected by COVID-19 in our thoughts.

Over the last 6 to 8 weeks in Franklin County, we have seen a decline in the number of new cases. However, more recently, that decline has stalled. Every day in our health jurisdiction between 30 and 40 of our residents test positive for the virus. With that said and as flu season begins, we are asking all residents to remain vigilant and keep adhering to public health recommendations every day.  If you haven’t done so already, please get your flu shot to ensure your family remains healthy during this time.

We continue to work closely with our K-12 schools and our recommendation that they consider a hybrid learning environment remains unchanged.

Visit our website for current COVID-19 information and to read the situational update summary posted weekly.

Joe Mazzola, MPA
Franklin County Health Commissioner