301 East 12th St. - Sweetwater, Texas 79556

covid-19 awareness

As of Dec. 23, 2021, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department will no longer post Covid 19 case counts.

December 2021

COVID-19 CASE COUNT

As of Dec. 23, 2021, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department will no longer post Covid 19 case counts.

For those the latest information on Covid-19 vaccines, variants, and symptoms, please visit cdc.gov or dshs.texas.gov.

As of January 2022, the latest Covid-19 case count in Nolan County is being tracked by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Current case counts can be found at the RPMH Facebook page and social media channels.

It should be noted that precise positive case counts are nearly impossible to track as many people do not report positive (home administered) test results, avoid testing and/or reporting symptoms, and may not be aware of asymptomatic infection.

Currently, our focus is offering the Covid 19 vaccine to the public. We offer the Moderna vaccine each Thursday, between 8:30 and 11:00 and 1:00 to 4:00. These vaccines are at no cost to you. We also have the Pfizer vaccine available for children 5 through 11 on Thursdays or on Wednesdays during regular immunization hours, which are 8 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 4:30. Please call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463, if you have any questions.

REGARDING COVID-19/FLU
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)

The health department does not test for Covid-19. Only positive results are reported to the health department.

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 and want to be tested you can call Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 325-235-1701 and listen to the prompts to set an appointment for testing.