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Franklin County resident tests positive for COVID-19 - Updated

There has been a positive case of COVID-19 of a Franklin County resident reported according to the Franklin County Judge Scott Lee. The victim is currently being treated at a hospital.

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Message from Franklin County Emergnecy Management Coordinator

Follow this link for a message from Josh Daily, Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator.

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Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency declared

In an Emergency Session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court, Judge Scott Lee declared a Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency on Wednesday, March 18. Public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned.

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Gov. Greg Abbott orders closes of bars, gyms and restaurants for dine-in

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closing of restaurants and schools, among other things. An executive order was issued Thursday that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, bans people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care, and temporarily closes schools. The executive order is effective midnight Friday, March 20 through midnight April 3.

City of Mount Vernon COVID-19 announcement

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Sheriff offers delivery service for elderly

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones has offered the service of his staff to help deliver items to people in need.

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