For Immediate Release

Date:  06/17/2020

Subject:  Franklin County COVID-19 Task Force Transitions to Economic Recovery

The Franklin County COVID-19 Task Force announced today the transition to long-term economic recovery for the county.

“COVID-19 has definitely not gone away,” said Franklin County Health Department supervisor Angie Ruther, RN.  “It is still crucial to take preventative measures such as washing hands, sanitizing commonly touched surfaces, and practicing social distances,” Ruther continued.

“As Indiana progresses through its ‘Back on Track’ stages, we want to turn our focus towards long-term economic recovery,” stated Franklin County E.M.A. Director Amy Lindsey.  “Unless or until there is a vaccine, we are still going to have cases of coronavirus.  Please, continue to take self-preventative measures.  With that said, we want to help facilitate resources to those impacted financially due to the earlier restrictions,” continued Director Lindsey.

Director Lindsey has been working with local groups such as United Way of Franklin County, Economic Development, the Community Foundation, and local business leaders to develop safety plans for businesses, as well as identifying resources for financial assistance.

“We will continue to monitor the latest information regarding coronavirus, and if needed, we can reactivate the task force,” stated Director Lindsey.

Citizens wishing to monitor the number of local cases can do so by visiting  For a list of resources, go to