COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

Town of Franklin, NC Information For Citizens & Visitors
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State of North CarolinaCoronavirus Information

Some North Carolinians can now have five free COVID-19 home tests shipped directly to them, thanks to the expansion of a partnership between NCDHHS and the Rockefeller Foundation through Project ACT. Find out if you are eligible and order the free tests by searching your zip code on the Project ACT website:

» NC COVID-19 Web Portal

» NCDHHS (North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services) Coronavirus Information

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Macon County NCCoronavirus Information

Call Macon County Public Health at 828-349-2081 to schedule your vaccination.

March 16 - COVID-19 Case Count Update (updated on Fridays):

2 - Active Cases
9,805 - Recovered
127 - Deaths
9,934- Total Cases

Total Boosters Given - 3,783
Total Vaccines Given - 27,066

Macon's Community Transmission status is LOW


Town of Franklin, NC COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Public Notices, Information & Resources

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2081 to schedule an appointment for a test.

Macon County Public Health will now offer Covid-19 Testing on the following schedule:
Mondays: 8:30am -9:30am
Tuesdays: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesdays: NO TESTING
Thursdays: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Fridays: 8:30am-9:30am

Testing is by appointment only. Please call 349-2081 to make an appointment.

June 24, 2022 / MCPH - Monkeypox Case Confirmed in Region One

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recently confirmed the first positive case of monkeypox within North Carolina. This case has occurred within our region 1. Macon County Public Health is working closely with NC DHHS to make sure we remain up to date on all aspects of prevention, treatment, spread, and risk factors identified by the CDC. Currently, there is no great risk identified for the general public.

Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal. It can also be transmitted from person to person through close contact with body fluids and lesions, hugging, kissing, talking closely, as well as fabrics/bedding/surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Individuals infected with monkeypox may develop a fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, head/body aches, chills, and exhaustion.

The CDC have been tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that do not normally report monkeypox, including the United States. This virus has and will continue to be monitored diligently by health officials.

Please follow the link to the CDC website for current and accurate data surrounding this virus:

Macon Transit Offers Free Transportation for Vaccinations

Need a ride to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Macon County Transit (MCT) is offering FREE rides to get your vaccine. Call today to schedule your ride 349-2222.

Do you have questions about COVID-19 or suspect you may have symptoms? Please call Macon County’s Community Resource Center at 828-349-0211 for information on the following:

- Questions about possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing)
- Questions about state or local regulations
- Questions about unmet needs

Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are unable to call during these hours, please leave a message and it will be returned during normal operating hours.

Symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, other lower respiratory illness (shortness of breath). If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2517. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm, until further notice.

Macon County Public Health recommends that business owners consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on what employers and employees should do if they have been exposed to COVID-19. Macon County leadership is committed to remaining transparent with the public and encourages businesses to be open with the public as well. For more guidance about employee exposure, visit the CDC by clicking here.


COVID-19 Safety Franklin NC


During the COVID-19 pandemic the world is currently facing, the Franklin Police Department will continually evaluate and update its day-to-day operations as needed. Changes in operation and response protocols will be implemented to protect sworn and non-sworn personnel and the public as we continue to serve the community. » READ THE LATEST UPDATES