COVID-19 Cases Peak in Scott County


For the first time since the pandemic began, Scott County is seeing triple digit numbers of active cases. As of January 3, the county has 108 total active cases with 11 total deaths.

Although these are the highest numbers the county has seen, they are still relatively low compared to bordering counties, like Sebastian, which has 1,089 cases with 158 deaths.

Scott County Judge Forbes reminds citizens to remain vigilant, and to use common sense. “Remember to wash your hands, do not touch your face, wear a mask when out in the public where others are present and keep a safe six foot distance. If you are showing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please call the Scott County Health Department at 637-2165. They do have free testing available. Follow all Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.”

Staff at long term care facilities such as Dalton’s Place and the Waldron Nursing Center have worked diligently to protect their residents. The Waldron School District has also made modifications to aid in the fight against COVID-19. With everyone doing their part, we can slow the spread of this virus.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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