Pershing County Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information Page

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Vaccinations (Updated 1/26/2020 at 2:14 P.M.)

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (February  6 & 7, 2021)

There will be a walk-in COVID vaccination event on 6 and 7 February from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Pershing County Community Center in Lovelock.  Vaccinations will be provided by a Safeway Pharmacy team and up to 500 doses will be available for the community.  Individuals MUST make an appointment for their vaccination by clicking this link:

IMPORTANT REMINDERS for all Participants

  • Participants are seen by appointment only. Please make an appointment by clicking on the link above.  Please refer to these instructions on how to schedule 1st and 2nd dose appointments.
  • Important: Fill out both the Consent and CDC Pre-Vaccination Forms prior to appointment.
  • Important: Bring proof of eligibility to appointment (ID). Anyone arriving for an appointment not from a qualified phase and tier priority group will be denied a vaccine.
  • Wear short sleeve shirt, if possible.
  • Do not attend clinic if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms.

Following the event on February 6th and 7th, Pershing County residents can 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.

Beginning the week of February 15th, residents may contact Dr. VanGuilder's clinic at Pershing General Hospital at (775) 273-2621, option 1 to schedule COVID vaccinations on Thursdays and Fridays, 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]
01/04/2021 9.254 838 -- 10
01/11/2021 9.388 849 -- 14
01/13/2021 9,403 851 -- 16
01/19/2021 9,445 857 -- 15
01/25/2021 9,726 864 -- 16
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.