Corona Virus & COVID-19 Response
Use the link above to make your vaccine appointment. If no appointment times are listed, all slots available for that day have been filled.
Use the link above to make your testing appointment. If no appointment times are listed, all slots available for that day have been filled. Appointments can be booked no earlier than 48 hours in advance.
ONGOING COVID-19 TESTING:
- What: Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
- When: Ongoing, every Tuesday. From 8:30am-11:00am; and 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
- Where: at the Franklin County Health Department Parking lot, located at 107 Industrial Drive in Louisburg, NC 27549.
- First come First-Serve Testing for those without an appointment, as time allows.
Franklin County is currently vaccinating:
- Franklin County is now booking appointments for 3rd dose booster vaccinations for those individuals who meet the definition of immunocompromised
- Effective immediately, all COVID-19 Vaccination appointments will be held inside the clinic at the Franklin County Health Department.
- Everyone age 12 and older (beginning May 13, 2021)
- People under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present in order to receive a vaccine
Who can get a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
You should talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition to determine whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you. The CDC recommends third doses to:
- Cancer patients undergoing active treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
- Organ transplant recipients who are taking medicine to suppress their immune systems;
- Stem cell transplant recipients who are less than two years out from their transplant and taking medicine to suppress their immune systems;
- Anyone with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
- Anyone with advanced or an untreated HIV infection; and
- Anyone receiving high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response.
The CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time, including those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The FDA and CDC continue to analyze data and will provide further guidance on this issue as needed.
Please bring your vaccination card to your appointment. If you do not meet the requirements for the vaccine at this time, your appointment will be cancelled.
- We are not vaccinating anyone who receives a monoclonal antibody treatment for a COVID-19 infection within 90 days prior to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment
- If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you must have completed your isolation period in order to receive the vaccine
- If you are a contact to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, you must have completed your quarantine period to receive a vaccine
- Anyone that does not qualify for a booster dose based on the list above
- Anyone who qualifies that had their 2nd dose less than 28 days ago
If you have any other questions, please contact the Franklin County Health Department at COVIDVAX@franklincountync.us
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the NC Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) have made funding available to North Carolina Households to assist with monthly Internet bills. Please click here to see the flyer for eligibility and program information. This program is available on a first come, first served basis and is only available as long as funds are available. If you think you qualify, go to the Emergency Broadband Benefit website at https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/.
- COVID Vaccine Appointment Transportation
- Are you a resident in the Kerr-Tar region in need of transportation to and from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment? The North Carolina Department of Transportation and Department of Health & Human Services are pleased to announce transportation assistance to COVID-19 vaccine appointments through local transit agencies. Residents in Vance, Franklin, Granville, and Warren Counties may contact KARTS at (252) 438-2573 and residents in Person County may contact PATS at (336) 597-1171.
- Click here for or information on how to get your second dose of covid vaccine.
Please use EMAIL for Vaccines: covidVAX@franklincountync.us.
- Franklin County Covid-19 Dashboard (updated 8/20/21)
- Click here to view the proper way to wear a face covering
- View NCDHHS Phase 2 - Easing of Restrictions
- View COVID-19 Information from Across State Government
- See all COVID-19 Executive Orders issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper
- Public Safety Curfew curfew is no longer in effect (resource purposes only)
- Proclamation of Support for Governor Roy Cooper's "Stay at Home Order"
- Franklin County's Proclamation of a State of Emergency
- COVID-19 North Carolina Case Count
- NC DHHS COVID-19 Response
- Business Resources Related to COVID-19
- Franklin County News Releases...click here
Corona Virus & COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC)
- Opened March 11th to provide Franklin-County-Specific virus Information
- Open Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm and may be reached at 919-496-8113
- Email general questions/concerns to CoronaVirus@franklincountync.us
- Latest news from Joint Information Center
- If you have immediate concerns, contact your health care provider
Tips to Remain Healthy
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
- Stay away from sick people and practice social distancing
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue
- Discard tissues after a single use
- Guide To Home-Proofing for Flu, Coronavirus, and Other Illnesses
- Follow the CDC's travel guidance
Key Phone Numbers
- NC COVID-19 Helpline: 1-866-462-3821
- NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is now available for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus
- COVID-19 text information and updates are available. To sign up, text COVIDNC to 898211.
- North Carolina Emergency Management established a hotline for questions related to FEMA public assistance. Applicants may dial by phone at 919-825-2548 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Families that rely on free and reduced-price meals can text FOODNC to 877-877 to get information about location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed. The service is available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
- An interactive map of local school sites, and food assistance programs is available at www.nokidhungrync.org/covid19