For Immediate Release

Date:  March 17, 2020

Subject:  EMA Director Activates Emergency Operations Center

Franklin County Emergency Management (EMA) Director Amy Lindsey today announced the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 9:00 this morning on a limited basis.  The EOC is a support measure for officials as they continue to coordinate with law enforcement and first responders with the latest information on the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

“At this time, the EOC will be operating in limited capacity to offer emergency support and coordinate distribution of supplies to first responders,” said Director Lindsey.

Officials from the Health Department, Sheriff’s Department, Commissioner’s Office, Auditor’s Office, and Highway Department meet daily with Director Lindsey to discuss the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), as well as any new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County.  For the latest information, follow the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Franklin County Health Department on Facebook.