Coronavirus Disease 2019

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.