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.”