This page acts as a central location for Franklin County's Covid-19 information and guidance. Check back here for regular updates to case statistics, and public communications from county officials. Please use the menu for guidance on specific topics.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Franklin County Public Health holds Pfizer Bivalent Booster COVID vaccination clinics every Monday and Wednesday in the Franklin County Courthouse for those aged 5 and older.  Please call us at 518 481-1710 to schedule an appointment.
To find other vaccination locations near you go to https://www.vaccines.gov/

Who is eligible for COVID vaccine?

Click here for up to date COVID vaccination guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is an essential tool to slow the spread of the disease.  Get tested when you’re preparing to travel, think you’ve been exposed, feel sick or have symptoms, or just want peace of mind.  It’s important to know for sure so you don’t pass COVID-19 on to others.


Testing sites:

At-home test kits are now available at retail stores and pharmacies. It is important to report a positive COVID-19 result to your local health department. Franklin County residents can report their positive at-home/over the counter test results  by clicking the button below:

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Schools
On August 22, 2022, Governor Hochul updated COVID-19 guidance for schools.  Click here:  Schools & Youth | Department of Health (ny.gov)
for more information, updated guidance, and FAQs.

Call Center
For information and assistance, please contact the COVID-19 Call Center at 518-481-1111 or via email at eoccallcenter@franklincony.org. Call Center hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday.  The call center is closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and holidays.


Hyper-Reach Notifications

The Hyper-Reach Notification Service allows citizens to receive notifications in the event of local emergencies or community alerts. To receive this notifications via your cellphone, follow this link.



*Attention*
  

Take action to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.
Know your COVID-19 Community Level: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

All of us - vaccinated and unvaccinated - are empowered to help stop the spread by following the COVID-19 safety guidelines we’ve practiced since the start of this pandemic:

People may choose to wear a mask at any time,  
(Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces is especially important when the Community Level is High or when people have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19) 

Continue to wash your hands frequently,

Sanitize high touch areas in your home,

Reduce gathering sizes and visit outdoors whenever possible,

If you feel sick, stay home,

If unvaccinated, please get vaccinated!

Chart showing total diagnostic tests over 60 days and the 7 day average positivity rate over 30 days A chart showing active COVID-19 cases over 60 days.



COVID-19 Case Statistics (Last Reported Change: 11/23/2022):

Daily Statistics:**

  • Active Cases: 19
  • New Cases: 8
  • Community Active: 17
  • DOCCS Inmate Active: 2
  • Positivity Rate (11/22): 2.38%*
  • 7-day Average (11/22): 3.22%*
Active Cases By Correctional Facility:
  • Bare Hill Correctional: 2
  • Franklin Correctional: 0
  • Upstate Correctional: 0
  • Franklin County Jail: 0
* Positivity and testing statistics generated from NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov)
** Fatality statistics can be viewed at the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Fatalities Tracker (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/fatalities-0)
As Of 1/04/2021, only active positive cases for correctional facilities reported directly to the Franklin County Department of Public Health are included in the active case counts and isolation numbers. Breakdowns of verified active cases for each correctional facility are provided for reference.

Franklin County Isolations by Township
A map of Franklin County showing COVID-19 Isolations for each township.



 

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