Corona Virus & COVID-19 Response

CLICK HERE to Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment

Use the link above to make your appointment. New appointments will be available every Friday at 4pm for the following week. If no appointment times are listed, all slots available for that day have been filled. Some slots may open again if users cancel.

  

 Franklin County is currently vaccinating:

  • Effective immediately, all COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held at the Franklin County Health Department. NEW!!!
  • 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
  • Please make sure to have sufficient fuel in your vehicle and bring water, snack(s), and any important medications to your appointment in the event of an extended wait time.

Restrictions

  • 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

Latest News...  

  • NEW!!! 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.

Resource Center

 Corona Virus & COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC)

Tips to Remain Healthy

 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 pahotline@ncem.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.

COVID-19 Related Closings and Changes to Service 
*updated May 10, 2021*

Aging
Louisburg and Franklinton Senior Centers are closed to the public for all classes, events, activities and congregate meals until further notice. Adult Day Care is also closed until further notice. Home delivered meals continue. Ensure and Glucerna is still available for purchase only at the Louisburg Senior Center. For assistance, please call 919-496-1131.


Airport 
Triangle North Executive Airport is open for aviation traffic. Terminal is open to aviation community/clients/public however is limited to 20 people inside at the time to maintain social distancing protocol. Face mask are required inside at all times. Public viewing allowed outside fence at Terminal. Terminal parking lot is closed for the day on Tuesday and Thursdays due to COVID vaccination event with towing enforced. Operation hours are from 8am – 6pm. Terminal conference room and courtesy vehicles are available on a case by case basis. Staff is available by phone 919-496-1234 and email (fcairport@franklincountync.us). If a pilot, please use Rampware Fueling Request System (https://klhz.rampware.com/) or call in advance for aviation fuel.


Animal Shelter 
Animal Services will address animal control concerns over the phone by calling (919) 496-3032 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. Pleae call 911 for animal-related emergencies and an Animal Control Officer will be contacted. The animal shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm-3pm. You are asked to only visit the shelter during this time if you are missing your animal, planning to adopt an animal in the shelter, or are with a rescue who is pulling an animal from the shelter. Please allow extra time when visiting the shelter as the number of visitors is limited inside the office/shelter. 


Board of Elections
Office is closed to the public. Staff is available by phone and email. 


Communications
No changes at this time.


Cooperative Extension 
The office is open daily with limited staff. Face to face programming is beginning again with a limited number of participants. The Farmer's Market will be open each Friday through June from 9am-1pm.


County Manager NEW!!!
Offices are open to the public.


Economic Development
Offices closed to the public. Staff is available by phone and email. For business guidance, please click here


Emergency Services Department NEW!!!
The Franklin County Emergency Services Department is open. Please note, a face covering/mask and a temperature check is required of ALL staff and visitors for entry into the building.


Finance NEW!!!
Offices are open to the public. 


Human Resources NEW!!!
Offices closed to the public. Staff is available by phone and email.   


Health 
The Health Department will provide well/mandated services in person all day Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesdays and Thursdays we will offer TELEHEALTH ONLY for sick or well visits. The need for in-person sick visits will be triaged over the phone on a case-by-case basis.  Please call ahead if you are sick (919-496-2533) if you are scheduled on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. No walk-ins are being accepted. Please note, a face covering/mask is required of ALL patients and visitors for entry into the building. Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am - 9:30am by appointment only, call to see if you qualify for a test.


Library 
Franklin County Libraries reopened May 3. For detail, click here. Computers shutdown at 6:30pm and circulation ends at 6:45pm. Masks are required to enter the Library.


Parks & Recreation NEW!!!
Office is open to the public and all amenities are open.


Planning & Inspections 
The Planning & Inspection Department is available to the public by appointment only by email or phone by calling (919) 496-2281 for Inspections or (919) 496-2909 for Planning. All guests will be required to utilize a mask and will be limited to one visitor at a time. Staff can be accessed via phone or email during normal business hours. We ask that you leave a message if we are unable to answer your call as we strive to provide a timely response. Inspection requests will proceed as normal with the exception of occupied dwellings where a special inspection needs to be requested for an electronic inspection. Our online permitting system is operational and can be found on the department’s webpage. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to visit our webpage for any updates.


Public Utilities 
The Public Utilities Office is open to the public.  


Register of Deeds 
The Register of Deeds office is open by appointment only. For detail, please click here


Sheriff's Office
For detail, please click here.


Social Services NEW!!!
Citizens are encouraged to continue to utilize online and telephone methods for applications, questions, and access to all services. Applications for Food and Nutrition, Medicaid, and Energy can be submitted electronically via https://www.epass.nc.gov.  Applications for Child Support can be submitted via ncchildsupport.com. Paper applications can be picked up in the main lobby of DSS and dropped off in the drop box located outside the DSS building. Documents placed in the drop box are collected daily at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm. Documents may be faxed to the agency at (919) 496-8137 or emailed to franklincodss@franklincountync.us. You may call the agency during normal operating hours Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm at (919) 496-5721 to inquire about applications via telephone or for inquiries regarding any service. You may also call the agency to schedule an in-person appointment for services.

Report Suspicions of Child Abuse or Adult Abuse Monday through Friday 8am-5pm (919) 496-8130 / After Hours and Weekends (919) 496-2511 


Soil & Water
The Franklin USDA Service Center and Soil & Water is open to the public. Masks are required for visitors while in the office.


Solid Waste
No changes at this time. 


Tax & GIS
Currently, the Franklin County Tax Office is limiting public access to the front Collections counter only. The office closes from 1pm-2pm daily for cleaning and disinfecting. Many transactions can be completed via e-mail, website, phone, fax, drop box (right side of main entrance) or US mail. For quickest response, please email us at TaxOffice@franklincountync.usLimited availability by phone (919-496-2172).  Call volume may require the use of voicemail.


Veterans
The office is open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday to the public with safety precautions of social distancing and face covering. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 919-496-1939.


North Carolina Judicial Branch - Franklin County
https://www.nccourts.gov/locations/franklin-county