Scott County Judge Urges Citizens to be Proactive


Scott County Judge James Forbes issued a statement on social media on Thursday evening, urging citizens to be proactive when it comes to COVID-19.

As of October 15, Scott County has reached a new high of 24 active cases. The death toll remains at 1, and out of the 141 total cases, 116 have recovered.

Judge Forbes stated: “With the cases in our county going up, we are wanting to remind everyone not to fear Covid-19 but to respect it and to take the proactive measures needed to slow the spread of this disease. Wash your hands, do not touch your face, wear a mask when out in the public where others are present and keep a safe 6-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. Please pray for our county.”

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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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