As FCPH surpasses 20,000 doses administered of the COVID-19
vaccine, the work that happens at our clinic, and through all of
the pandemic providers, is literally healing families and our
community. As we look forward, there is light ahead. Each week
brings a bit more vaccine and each day brings a bit more hope.
are currently offering first doses to those 65 years of age and
older and those with severe
congenital, developmental or early onset disorder.
Additionally, we continue to offer second doses when individuals
are eligible. Keep checking our website often
for scheduling information. As a reminder for those who are due
for their second doses, you will be contacted directly when it
is time to schedule.
more and more people are vaccinated, a popular question is, “Do
I still need to quarantine?” The CDC released guidance for
people who have been fully vaccinated that have been in contact
with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
They are not required to quarantine if they meet certain
criteria in the “Close Contact” section on our website.
In other news, our teachers and school staff have now had the
opportunity to receive their second dose of the COVID-19
vaccine. Many of our K-12 schools are planning to return to
robust in-person learning modalities. As this takes place, there
are many questions about social distancing, close contacts and
quarantine guidelines. Though 6 feet of social distancing is
preferred, schools that maintain at least 3 feet of social
distancing would be able to utilize modified quarantine
guidance, which allows students to remain in the classroom
setting. More details are available on our website.
New cases and hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 remain on
the decline. We know more work is ahead so let’s keep wearing
your mask, watching your distance and washing our hands. Let’s
all do our part so that we can grow stronger, together in 2021.
MPA Franklin County Health Commissioner