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EDUCATING RESIDENTS TO STEM THE TIDE OF COVID-19

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Contact:
Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Jodi Andes, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273

The Franklin County Commissioners today approved a $90,000 grant to Franklin County Public Health to support increased education and communication throughout the county and in targeted zip codes to increase the wearing of masks and other COVID-19 mitigation methods.
 
More than 1,500 of our Franklin County neighbors have died of COVID-19 during the pandemic and the newer Delta variant of the disease has once again filled hospitals with coronavirus patients.  Fifty-seven percent of Franklin County residents have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the commissioners and county public health department have worked hard to increase that number with education, incentives, vaccine clinics, and more.  In addition to the vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the wearing of masks indoor in public to help slow the spread of this disease.
 
This funding is being made available via the American Rescue Plan.  You can read the full text of the resolution here and learn more about how the commissioners are using the American Rescue Plan to help our community recover from the pandemic and its economic effects at Recovery.FranklinCountyOhio.gov.
 
 

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