301 East 12th St. - Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Sweetwater – Nolan County Health Department
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ood health is basic to the enjoyment of a full and productive life. Our mission is to provide the best possible opportunity for good health to the citizens of Nolan County through health promotion and the prevention of disease.

REGARDING COVID-19
Protect yourself and other by following theses steps:

1. If you are sick, stay home, unless you are seeking medical care.
2. If you have a weakened immune system, or underlying health conditions, that put you at greater risk of becoming ill, stay home. People 65 and older are also at greater risk of developing severe disease.
3. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
4. Disinfect hard surfaces and frequently touched surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs and faucets. When you shop, wipe down the handle of your shopping cart with antibacterial wipes.
5. Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between you and other people, especially if they are sick.
6. Cover your cough with your elbow or a tissue and throw that tissue in the trash.
7. Avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth.
We ask that you use caution and do what is best for you and your family.

Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have had many calls asking if the health department performs testing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We do not.

If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have traveled to a place where COVID-19 is widespread, or if you develop fever, cough and shortness of breath, seek medical attention.  Call ahead to your physician or emergency room.  if you feel you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms. If you are calling 9-11, tell the dispatcher about your symptoms and any travel history or exposure you feel you’ve had. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Sweetwater -Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.

 

9/16/2020
If you attended the Nolan County Chamber of Commerce concert on Saturday, September 12th at the WASP museum, you are advised to isolate and monitor your health. If you have questions or concerns, please call the health department at 325-235-5463.
9/4/2020
Per TDEM (Texas Department of Emergency Management) guidelines, the mask mandate is reinstated for Nolan County.

8/28/2020

TDEM has exempted Nolan County  from the requirements of GA-29 due to having 20 or less active cases. The exemption will be removed if the number rises above 20 again. The exemption does not mean that you can’t require masks.  Each entity  has the authority to make that choice for themselves, but I do believe that wearing masks has helped as our numbers have significantly dropped since the initial order. The exempted counties can be looked up at  https://tdem.texas.gov/ga29/.

8/26/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department has two new positive cases of Covid-19 to report for Nolan County. The cases are between 15 and 20 years of age. They are NOT in school and are isolating at home. We recovered two more from Nolan. Mitchell County and Fisher County have no new positive cases to report. We’ve also updated TDCJ’s count.
8/25/2020
No new positive cases of Covid-19 to report for Nolan County or for Mitchell County today. Fisher County has two new positive cases. One is between 15 and 20 years of age. This case is NOT in school. The other case is between 70 and 80 years old and is currently hospitalized in another city. We also recovered one from Fisher County.
8/24/2020
Nolan County has two new positive cases of Covid-19. The cases are between 30 to 40 years of age. We also added one antigen test to our count. Antigen tests are considered “probable” cases. Mitchell County has one new positive case and that case is between 18 and 30 years of age. Fisher County has two new positive cases and they are between 50 and 70 years of age.
8/21/2020
SNCHD has two new positive cases for Nolan County and we recovered five. Mitchell County has no new positives and no recoveries for today. Fisher County has one new positive.
8/20/2020
No new positive cases of Covid-19 to report for Nolan County or Mitchell County today. We added a couple of inmates to the list as well as one recovery and some employees have recovered. Fisher County has two more positive cases and they are between 50 and 80 years of age.
8/19/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department has one new positive to report. The case is between 30-40 years old. Mitchell County has one new positive and the case is between 20-30 years of age. Fisher County has three new positives between the ages of 30-90 years old.
8/18/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting one new positive for Nolan County and one recovered for Nolan. The positive is between 30-40 years of age. Mitchell County has one new positive, a child between the age of 5-10. This child is not in school and is isolating at home with family. Fisher County has three new positive cases. The cases are between 70-90 years of age.
You will notice we are now reporting antigen tests. DSHS has asked us to specify these in our case count.
8/17/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting one new positive case for Nolan County. The case is between 40-50 years of age. We were also able to recover two for Nolan. Mitchell County had no new positives reported today and we recovered five. Fisher County had six new positive cases today. The cases are between 70-90 years of age. There are no hospitalizations at this time. We recovered one from Fisher County as well.
8/14/2020
Nolan County has three positive cases today, but we also recovered three. The cases range in age from 15 to 27. Mitchell County had no new positives and we are slowly able to recover some of the TDCJ employees and inmates. Fisher County had one new positive.
8/12/2020
One new positive case for Nolan County today. We were also able to recover two more. No new cases for Mitchell County or Fisher County today and we recovered 3 in Mitchell and 2 in Fisher.
8/6/2020
Nolan County has one new positive case of Covid-19 to report today and two recovered. Mitchell County has one new positive case and one recovered. Fisher County has no new cases today.
8/5/2020
It was brought to our attention that the Nolan Nursing and Rehab patient we reported was not a new case! We apologize for the misinformation.
8/3/2020
No new positive cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County today. We were able to recover six cases. We have two new positive cases of Covid-19 for Fisher and three new for Mitchell.

 

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