Residents can text “COVID19FC” to 888-777 to
receive coronavirus information on their mobile device
COLUMBUS – 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) have 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.
“In addition to the existing
information tools, web pages and call centers, we want to provide every
resource possible to our health agencies and local jurisdictions so they
can provide official information to the public as quickly as possible,”
said Jeffrey J. Young, Director of Franklin County Emergency Management and
Homeland Security. “In today’s world, many residents rely on their mobile
devices to receive information and this includes text messaging.”
Anyone wishing to receive
information on the coronavirus via text message can sign up by texting COVID19FC to 888-777.
The Prairie Township Fire Department loves to collaborate to support our community. Here, Firefighters display toys for this season's Firefighters 4 Kids toy drive, from an event which also benefited the Galloway Baseball Club.