COVID-19 Hot Springs Updates

sars-cov-19With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Hot Springs strives to keep our community abreast of all updates related to our local task force, City and City department updates and any information that may be of assistance. 

Please see the list of of recent press releases and updates below, and check back to this page for additional updates moving forward.

(03/19/20) Local call center/hotline and evaluation centers operational The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 call center is available at 501-760-4307, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, as a first line of triage in an effort not to overrun our hospitals. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Proclamation of Emergency issued for Hot Springs With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), City Manager Bill Burrough has issued a Proclamation of Emergency pursuant to State law. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Statement from Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe regarding COVID-19 Since well before the first case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was announced in our state, Hot Springs leaders were coordinating and planning our response should the pandemic reach our community. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Utility Billing Services opens service window and urges use of alternate payment options The lobby of the City’s Utility Billing Services (UBS) location, 517 Airport Road (Suite C) is closed to customers. Payments and other services are being provided through a service window, and customers are also encouraged to consider using the online payment portal, pay-by-phone, drop-box locations or pay by mail. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Hot Springs Police Department lobby closed due to COVID-19 In the interest of public safety and the health of our employees, the Hot Springs Police Department has decided that due to the recent Coronavirus threat, we have enacted the following temporary measures to help stop the spread of the virus. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Animal Services closing lobby In response to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control relating to social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the lobby of the City of Hot Springs Animal Services will be closed to customers until further notice starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Updated Garland County District Court schedule Garland County District Court will continue to operate its essential court functions. All cases through April 3, 2020, shall be continued effective immediately pursuant to the schedule set forth at the end of this press release. [Read More...]

(03/18/20) Southern Airways policies regarding COVID-19 With the understanding that travel within the national air transportation network is a matter of critical importance to the health and safety of America’s citizens, all change fees, effective today, will be suspended through April 15 on all Southern flights, regardless of fare class or date purchased.* [Read More...]

(03/17/20) Task force developing drive-thru COVID-19 clinics Preparations are being made for drive-thru clinics for patient evaluations, as well as a local COVID-19 hotline, in Hot Springs and Garland County as a part of unified efforts to locally mitigate the nationwide outbreak. [Read More...]

(03/13/20) Task force monitoring COVID-19 A task force has been formed in Hot Springs with representatives from the city, county and state, as well as public safety and health officials. [Read More...]