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.

 

7/31/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting two new cases of Covid-19 in Nolan County and two new cases of Covid-19 in Mitchell County. One Mitchell County case is a TDCJ inmate.
The cases range in age from 28 to 44 years of age.
We have one currently hospitalized.
Also, Mitchell County has it’s first death.
One case was a close contact to a positive case and was already in isolation.
If you visited MiRanchito Restaurant in Colorado City on Wednesday, July 29th, or Style Shack in Colorado City in the last week, please monitor your health or call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.
7/30/2020
Two new cases for Nolan County today. The cases have been in isolation.
7/29/2020
No new cases for Nolan County. We have two new for Mitchell.
7/28/2020
Nolan County has two new positive cases of Covid-19 and Mitchell County has one new case. We recovered four cases for Nolan County. No new locations to list. These cases appear to be community spread.
7/27/2020
SNCHD received 3 positives over the weekend, none today. Theses range from ages 30-80. Some places visited by these positives recently have been visited by other positives. No new locations.
7/24/2020
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting no new cases for Nolan County today. There are two new cases in Mitchell County. The new positives range from 30-100 years of age. We currently have no cases hospitalized. We were able to recover one case from Mitchell County and one case from Nolan County. There will be no update on COVID-19 cases until Monday, July 27.
7/23/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting two new cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County, one new case for Mitchell County.
One new Nolan County case reported to be at Great Wall on the evening on Friday, July 17, and one was at West Texas Centers (MHMR) recently.
Our new positives range in age from 35 to 75.
We currently have one who is hospitalized at Rolling Plains Memorial.
We were also able to recover six from Nolan County.
7/22/2020
We apologize for not posting numbers yesterday. Some of us are being trained to work in a new database called Texas Health Trace and the training put me behind in gathering information on our new cases. We have 10 new cases for Nolan and three new for Mitchell. One is a TDCJ inmate.
The cases range in age from 18 to 61.
We have no one in the hospital at this time.
Brookshire’s, Walmart and the Dollar Stores continue to be mentioned often in these interviews. Most say they wear masks when going out.
We will post today’s numbers as soon as we get them! We apologize again for the delay.
7/21/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting four new cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County, one new case for Mitchell County and one new case for Fisher County.
Many of these new cases are close personal contacts to positive cases (already reported) and for that reason, have been in isolation for some time.
One new Nolan County case reported to us was from Living Resources.
Our new positives range in age from 17 to 54.
We currently have one who is hospitalized at Rolling Plains Memorial.
We were also able to recover nine from Nolan County, three of which were Nolan Nursing and Rehab residents!
We recovered eight from Mitchell County and one from Fisher County.
If you have questions or concerns or if you feel you need to be tested for Covid, please call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.
7/20/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting 15 new positive cases for Nolan County, 2 new cases for Mitchell County and no new cases for Fisher.
Many of the new cases are from Living Resources.
List of places positive citizens visited:
Walmart, July 16th (time unknown)
Dairy Queen, July 11th 8-9 pm
Sonic Drive In in both Sweetwater and Colorado City.
7/18/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting four new positive Covid-19 cases for Nolan County and four new positive Covid-19 cases for Mitchell County.
The cases range in age from 1 year to 80 years old.
There are no Covid-19 patients hospitalized at this time.
This is a list of places the positive cases visited.
Mary’s Café in Colorado City 07/02/2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Santiago’s in Colorado City on 07/03/2020 between 6 and 7 pm
Stripe’s in Roscoe 07/04/2020
Family Dollar in Colorado City 07/15/2020
Hidalgo’s Restaurant in Colorado City July 7th between 6 and 7 pm
Mi Ranchito’s in Colorado City on July 8th between 7 and 8 pm
Anchored Soul gift shop in Colorado City on July 9th around 4 pm
7/17/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting three new positives for Nolan County. Fisher and Mitchell had no new positives to report.
The new positives range in age from 30 to 55 years of age.
There are currently no cases in the hospital.
7/16/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting seven new positive cases for Nolan County and five new cases for Fisher County. Mitchell County has no new cases to report.
Three of the new Nolan County cases are Nolan Nursing and Rehab residents.
Nolan County is also reporting its first death. This individual was hospitalized in another city.
The new cases range in age from 24 to 100 years of age.
We have one hospitalized in another city.
Our case count was off yesterday for Fisher. We have corrected the numbers today. We do apologize for the error.
List of places the positives visited:
Quality Implement in Rotan on Tuesday, July 14th (unknown time)
Nowlin Farm Supply in Rotan on Monday July 13th (unknown time)
Walmart July 10th around 10:00 am
Check Mart on Lamar, Tuesday, July 7th around 1 pm.
Brookshire’s on Sunday, July 12th between 1 and 2 pm.
Tractor Supply on Sunday, July 12th between 1 and 2 pm.
Twisted Tea on Friday, July 10th between 4 and 5 pm.
If you have questions or need testing, please call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.

7/15/2020

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting five new cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County. The new cases range in age from 18 to 80.

We have one who is hospitalized in another city.

We have recovered four cases for Mitchell County and one case for Nolan today.

Places visited by our new positives and dates/times:
The County/City library on Thursday, July 9th between 9 and 10 am

Walmart on Thursday, July 9th between 8 and 9 am

Wildflower Boutique in Roscoe on July 9th between 11 am and noon.

Living Resources

7/14/2020

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department has one new case for Nolan County, one new case for Mitchell County and two new cases for Fisher. The Nolan County case is a Nolan Nursing and Rehab resident. One Fisher County case has been hospitalized and was released today and is in isolation at home.
We are still trying to reach the second Fisher County case. The Mitchell County case appears to be travel related and is home isolating.
We were able to move two cases from Nolan County to a recovered status and six cases from Fisher county to a recovered status.
There are no cases currently hospitalized.
The new cases range in age from 66 to 97 years old.
7/13/ 2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting three new positive cases for Nolan County. One new case for Mitchell County and one new case for Fisher County. We have moved a total of eight cases to a recovered status.
The cases are between 24 and 50 years of age.
We currently have three hospitalized.
Places positives visited and times:
Family Dollar on July 2nd (time unknown)
Brookshire’s July 8th from 2-3 pm.
Walmart July 11th from 3-4 pm.
 7/11/ 2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department has no new cases of Covid-19 to report today. However, you will see that for Nolan County, we removed three cases. One case was hospitalized and re-tested and was found to be a false positive. The other two, once put into NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System,) were discovered to be out of our jurisdiction as far as reporting goes.

7/10/2020

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting 10 new positive cases for Nolan County, 1 more for Mitchell County and 2 more for Fisher County.

5 of the new positive cases for Nolan County are residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater. The health department was notified early this morning and we were told that the residents that tested positive are in isolation on one hall. State is in the building to give them guidance and as we learn more or get a formal statement from them, we will share that.

The other positives range in age from 21 to 63 years old.

One case did say that they were at the July 4th celebration in Roscoe last weekend. He also visited Lowe’s, Dollar General and Gas N Grub over the weekend.

Other businesses affected and times they were visited are as follows:

Thriftway in Rotan, on Thursday, July 2nd in the afternoon hours.

Tractor Supply on Saturday, July 4th between 4 and 5 pm.

Allsup’s on Broadway on Monday, July 6th between noon and 1 pm.

Dollar General in Sweetwater on Wednesday, July 8th around 2 pm.

Walmart on Thursday, July 9th between 9 and 10 am.

If you have questions or need testing, please call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.

7/9/2020

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting 5 new cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County and 2 new positive cases for Mitchell. We have also been able to move 6 cases from Nolan to a recovered status.

These cases range in age from 15 to 90 years old.

There are currently three Covid-19 patients hospitalized.

Businesses affected were Stripes in Roscoe on July 2nd between 11:00 and noon. Blackland’s BBQ in Roscoe on July 2nd at noon (this was a pickup only and she wore a mask) Brookshires, Walmart and Dollar General were also listed by some, but they were uncertain of times.

When you see TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) beside our case counts, it is because an employee from TDCJ or an inmate who has been released from TDCJ has tested positive and their home address is in that county.

If you have questions or need testing, please call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.

 7/8/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting cases for Nolan and Mitchell County today.
The cases range in age from 24-50 years of age.
There are two remaining that are hospitalized at this time.
Some are close contacts to positive cases we have already reported.
While a couple appeared to be travel related, the others seemed to be community spread.
While I wish we could pinpoint dates and times that people were in stores, gas stations, ect. It proves to be harder and harder. I can say that Brookshire’s and Walmart continue to be mentioned again and again!
Please treat each encounter you have as a potential exposure and practice social distancing.
We also want the public to know that the health department will remain closed to the public until July 20th. We are still in the building and able to take calls and get anyone who needs to be tested for Covid set up for that! We appreciate your patience.
7/7/2020
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is reporting three new cases of Covid-19 for Nolan County and six new cases for Mitchell County. We have been able to move five from Nolan to a recovered status and three from Mitchell to a recovered status.
The new cases range in age from 20 to 64.
These cases appear to be travel related.
Most of these cases, when interviewed, said they wore a mask when going out in public. If you visited any of the following places in the following time frames, monitor your health.
Gas and Grub in Colorado City from June 18th to July 1st
Lowe’s Grocery store in Colorado City on June 19th, 20th and 22nd between 10:30 and 2:00 p.m.
Dollar General in Colorado City was also listed, but date and time was not recalled.
Brookshire’s in Sweetwater on Friday, July 3rd between 2 and 3 p.m.
If you have questions or concerns or if you feel you need to be tested, call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463.

 

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