Coronavirus COVID-19 updates

The Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) in support of our partners at Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) and Columbus Public Health (CPH) has launched text message alerts for residents to receive the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID19).        
The keyword COVID19FC text alert system will allow public health and safety officials in all Franklin County jurisdictions to quickly issue real-time information, updates and instructions on the coronavirus through the countywide alert system, Alert Franklin County.  The system can also be used to communicate community information and public facility closures.

Anyone wishing to receive information on the coronavirus via text message can sign up by texting COVID19FC to 888-777. 


Ohio Department of Health

For questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), residents can call the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)  7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or visit

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Franklin County and Columbus Public Health 

Local COVID-19 information and preparedness tips  from Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health.
Franklin County Public Health
Columbus Public Health 

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Columbus Region
Economic Resources
COVID-19 Response

The Columbus Region  Guide of programs and resources for employers and employees to respond to the economic  challenges of COVID-19. 

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