Whitman said the SROs and the Franklin Division of Fire have visited neighborhoods and apartment complexes in the city to continue their outreach programs that have included squirt gun and water balloon fights.
Franklin officials said the next “Splash Day” will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schenck Elementary School. Other “Splash Days” are set for 1 p.m. July 27 at Laura Farrell School and at 4 p.m. July 31 at Franklin Court Apartments. Social distancing will be maintained during all activities.
COVID-19 pop-up testing
A COVID-19 pop-up testing site is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Franklin Community Park. Fire Chief Jonathan Westendorf said the Warren County Health Department is sponsoring the testing site and the Ohio National Guard will do the nasal swab testing. The test is free, and results will be available next week. City officials said they are expecting to do 700 to 800 tests on Friday.
CARES Act funding
Council also approved a pair of resolutions that affirmed that any CARES Act funding for coronavirus expenses spent by the city will only be used for that purpose as well as creating a fund account to deposit any CARES Act funds and to disburse from that fund for those expenses.