Coronavirus Disease 2019

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.
  • If you show symptoms of COVID-19, wear a facemask to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. It is not recommended for people who are healthy to wear a facemask to protect from respiratory diseases like COVID-19.
  • 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.

 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 facemask.
  • 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.