Franklin County Public Health Wellness Wednesday: Dining Out While Social Distancing By All Sides Staff • May 27, 2020 Nick Evans / WOSU Ohio restaurants are grappling with how to resume indoor dining service while adhering to state orders on social distancing. Some restaurant operators are going above and beyond, devising creative solutions to keep diners safe during the pandemic. Franklin County Public Health Apologizes For Guidance On Masks For African Americans By Paige Pfleger • May 20, 2020 Tony Dejak / Associated Press Franklin County Public Health has apologized after releasing a document advising African Americans to avoid face coverings that might be interpreted as being "associated with gang symbolism." Coronavirus In Ohio: Two More Cases In Franklin County By Nick Houser & Steve Brown • Mar 15, 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Two new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Franklin County. The cases were confirmed by Franklin County Public Health on Sunday morning. Franklin County Overdoses Went Up In 2019, Preliminary Data Show By Paige Pfleger • Jan 13, 2020 Toby Talbot / AP Preliminary data from Franklin County Public Health show 380 Franklin County residents died of an overdose between January and September 2019. That is a 9% increase from the same period in 2018. Franklin County Unveils Three-Year Grant To Track Opioid Abuse By Nick Evans • Sep 3, 2019 Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press Thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Franklin County will receive nearly $4 million annually for the next three years to better track and respond to opioid abuse. Franklin County Opens Walk-In Clinics For Measles Vaccine By Clare Roth • Jul 16, 2019 Paul Vernon / Associated Press Franklin County Public Health is offering the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, without appointments, at locations across the county Wednesday-Friday. Free Flu Shots Offered On Columbus' South Side By Debbie Holmes • Oct 17, 2016 Flickr Free flu shots will be offered today by the Franklin County Public Health Department. The seasonal shots will be available at Hamilton Middle School on the south side, at 755 Rathmell Road, between noon and 2 this afternoon.