Pershing County Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information Page

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Vaccinations (Updated 04/13/2021)

Mobile Vaccination Unit
April 16th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Update 04/13/2021: Due to the freeze on the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine, the MVU will be offering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on April 16th. The second dose will be offered on May 5th. Vaccinations using the Pfizer vaccine will also be opened up to all Nevada residents aged 16 and older.

Mobile Vaccination Units (MVUs) from FEMA will be in Pershing County on Friday, April 16th 2021 to distribute up to 300 doses of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. The MVUs will be at the Senior Center

Vaccine doses will be distributed on a first come, first served basis free of charge to all Nevadans age 18 and up. There is no charge for vaccination.

Download the Event Flyer.

Note: This is not the Moderna vaccine that was provided during the Drive-Through Pod held in March.

Vaccination Drive Through Pod
April 24th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Based on the response to the first dose drive-through vaccination pod, there will be no electronic registration for the second vaccination pod on the 24th.

The second dose pod will take place on April 24th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You will need:

It is important to receive your second dose at the same location you received your first dose.

Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine Support Call Center
Toll-Free: 1-800-401-0946

Starting January 26th, 2021 through December 31st, 2021, the call center will be available 12 hours per day, 7-days per week.

Through the Vaccine Support Call Center, Nevada residents will be able to get answers to related to vaccination and receive assistance in understanding the vaccination process in their county. Call center staff will also assist with making vaccination appointments for eligible residents, or complete the Vaccination Interest Form for ineligible residents.

For more information, visit the Immunize Nevada COVID-19 FAQ.

Current Vaccination Tier

Pershing County is currently working to vaccinate residents over the age of 65 and any essential workers in education, community support, county and city government, and transportation.

Obtaining Vaccines

After February 15th, Resident may contact the Pershing Physicians Clinic to schedule appointments, subject to vaccine availability. Call (775) 273-2621, option 1 to inquire.

Beginning February 24th, Pershing County residents may also contact the Community Health Nurse's Office at (775) 273-2041 to schedule COVID vaccinations. The nurse will be available in Lovelock on most Wednesdays and can conduct up to 40 vaccinations per week, subject to availability of vaccine.

Additional vaccine events may be scheduled in the future depending on demand and vaccine availability. This site will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. Your continued patience and understanding is appreciated as we work to obtain and schedule vaccinations for all Pershing County residents that desire to receive the vaccine.

Testing & Cases 

Date Tests Performed[3] Confirmed Cases[1] Active Cases[2]
Deaths[3] Total Doses Administered
04/05/2021 11,184 943 -- 20 1,648
04/12/2021 11,303 946 -- 20 1,790
Sources: Nevada Health Response website, Pershing County Board of Health - County Health Officer. 
[1] Confirmed cases is a cumulative total that includes both symptomatic, patients that test positive and present symptoms of COVID-19 infection, and asymptomatic patients that carry the virus and can spread it to others, but present no symptoms.
[2] Active Case numbers are not always available for public release. When active case numbers have not been received, the field is marked with "--".
[3] Values are cumulative.
Data reflects totals as of the indicated date. Reported results are based on location of residence and may not reflect total cases within Pershing County. For state wide totals, visit Nevada Health Response.

Statistic Archives: 
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News & Updates

  • UPDATE (01/14/2021 @ 10:37 AM): COVID-19 vaccinations continue in Pershing County.

    Our Community Health Clinic Staff and Emergency Manager spend countless hours coordinating our vaccination efforts in Pershing County. We receive a limited number of vaccines every week as it is being carefully distributed to each county based on the supply of vaccines our state receives. The current scheduled vaccination PODS are for designated groups for whom we have already received allocated vaccine.

    We will make an announcement when the next tier/lane (group) is eligible for the vaccine and we’ve received enough vaccine to move forward. This vaccine is different than any other we’ve given and must be carefully handled. We don’t want to waste any doses. Our goal is to vaccinate everyone who wants one as soon as we can. PLEASE be patient as we move forward.

  • UPDATE (11/16/2020 @ 11:15 AM): Pershing County Health Officer Dr. Kamin VanGuilder, MD issues a statement regarding the current surge in positive cases being experienced in Pershing County.
  • UPDATE (05/28/20 @ 3:00 PM):Free COVID-19 Community Testing, May 29th, 30th, and June 1st

  • The Pershing County Health Officer and Community Health Nurse, with assistance from Pershing General Hospital, local volunteers, and the Nevada National Guard are providing voluntary drive-up testing for all residents of Pershing County.

    May 29, 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Pershing County Community Center
    June 1 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Grass Valley Community Center

    Drive up to the Community Center and get tested without having to leave your vehicle. No identification documents will be required, just your name and contact information so we can provide your results.

    Results are typically available in 5-7 days and are strictly confidential.

    Please, wear a mask and bring a pen.
  • UPDATE (04/30/20 @ 10:08 AM): The Pershing County Board of Commissioners adopts a new directive regarding the State of Emergency in effect.
  • UPDATE (04/15/20 @ 1: 35 PM): A multi-county COVID-19 Hotline has been established.
    Phone: (775) 777-2507 | E-mail: [email protected] | Download the Flyer
  • UPDATE (04/09/20 @ 8:17 AM): Updated prevention information at the bottom of the page.
  • UPDATE (04/08/20 @ 3:10 PM): UNR has provided a list of resources and information for local area businesses through the Agricultural Extension.
  • UPDATE (04/02/20 @ 8:47 AM):  Update from the Pershing County Health Officer.
  • UPDATE (03/30/20 @ 10:54 AM): Due to the continued risk posed by COVID-19, the Pershing County Sheriff's Office will be controlling access to the building. Sheriff Jerry Allen is asking that anyone needing to contact the Sheriff's Office to do so via phone first. If access to the building is required, call first and use the intercom to the right of the front door when you arrive.

    For Dispatch services, please call (775) 273-5111.
    For Civil Office services, please call (775) 273-5051.
  • UPDATE (03/20/20 @ 11:17 AM): The Pershing County Board of Commissioners declares a State of Emergency in Pershing County.
  • UPDATE (03/18/20 @ 10:38 AM): The Pershing County DMV office is closed until further notice.
  • UPDATE (03/17/20 @ 2:26 PM): Click the link to read the Directive of the Pershing County Board of Commissioners Regarding COVID-19.
  • UPDATE (03/12/20 @ 11:56 AM): Click here to read the official statement from the Pershing County Health Officer

Pershing County Government shares the community’s concerns regarding the possible spread of COVID-19 in Nevada. While not wanting to promote fear, Pershing County is working with Pershing County General Hospital, State of Nevada Health Officials, and the United States Government to keep our communities safe and healthy.

For the latest information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web portal for COVID-19.

 What can I do to prevent illness?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with cleaning spray or wipes.
  • In accordance with new data on how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals to help prevent the spread of disease.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the cover without assistance
    • Social distancing and good hand hygiene must continue, even while wearing masks or cloth face coverings.
    • See the CDC's website for the latest guidance on cloth face coverings.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay Home for Nevada: Per Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak's order, non-essential businesses are to remain closed until April 30, 2020 at this time. See the Nevada COVID-19 portal for the latest updates.

 What should I do if I think I might have COVID-19?

 If you experience a cough with a fever and shortness of breath:

  • Contact your healthcare provider.
    Pershing County General Hospital requests that you call ahead to (775) 273-2621 so that measures can be taken to protect other patients. Be prepared to share your travel history with your provider.
  • Stay home except to get medical care until cleared by your healthcare provider.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
  • Wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.
  • Monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if your illness worsens.
  • Remain under home isolation until cleared by your healthcare provider.