August 17, 2022: As of August 11, the CDC Community Transmission Level for Franklin County is still high (orange). At a high COVID-19 Community Level, universal indoor masking is recommended community-wide, including in schools. For more information, read our Franklin County Community Mask Advisory.
As a reminder, it is important to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters. Pediatric vaccines are available at our clinics for children ages six months and older. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities, and stay informed about how to test and what to do if you test positive (such as quarantining and taking oral medications for COVID-19 treatment). People who have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 should also wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status or history of prior infection. If you can, improve indoor ventilation by opening windows, using a window fan, using filters in HVAC and/or using portable air purifiers.