Scott County Judge Cautions Citizens to Remain Vigilant


As of Monday morning, June 29, there have been a total of 10 positive cases in Scott County, four active, six recovered and no deaths.

“Most of our cases were caused from outside sources,” stated Scott County Judge James Forbes. “Even though things are being open up more we must still be cautious.”

He added that he is proud of the citizens of Scott county, “we have done really well compared to a lot of other counties,” Forbes added. “I do think that we need to continue being proactive in preventing the spread of this virus. Wear a mask when around crowds of people, wear a mask anytime you are in public buildings, and wash your hands numerous times a day.”

There have been a total of 435 cases in neighboring Sebastian County, 232 active positive, 198 recovered and five deaths.


Additionally, Yell County with 582 total positive cases, 231 active, 348 recovered and three deaths. And, Polk County with 72 total positive, 12 active, 60 recovered and no deaths.

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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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