COVID-19 Hot Springs Updates

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With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the 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.

Below are the most recent COVID-19 press releases and updates from the City, Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, and the State of Arkansas, as well as links to release/update archives. For the most current statewide and county-specific COVID-19 statistics, visit the Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH)

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In Garland County, community level is Low.

With the community level currently "Low," COVID-19 updates will be provided weekly with the understanding of a return to more frequent updates, should the need arise.

(05/9/22) 36 active cases in Garland County

The following statistics for Monday, May 9, 2022, were posted on the Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH) website:

  • 23,342 cumulative cases in Garland County, up 17 from May 2.
  • 36 active cases in Garland County, up six from May 2.
  • 22,793 recoveries in Garland County, up 11 from May 2.
  • 510 deaths in Garland County, no change from May 2.

 See the Garland County and Arkansas Daily Report Archive for previous daily statistics.

(05/02/22)  HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County's COVID metrics remain flat

Garland County’s metrics continued at the same rate as the past month for the week of April 24 – May 1, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is meeting monthly and did not convene this week, but Shelby provided his weekly COVID-19 statistic update electronically to the group.

Last week there were 21 reported new cases, compared to the previous weeks’ 12 and 16. There were 548 reported tests, for a positivity rate of 3.8%, compared to previous weeks’ 3.7% and 5.3%. Active cases in the county decreased by two to 29, as of Monday morning. Active cases have remained “in the same, narrow range the county has seen since mid-March,” said Shelby. There were no COVID-related deaths recorded.

Representatives from CHI St. Vincent and National Park Medical Center reported there was only one hospitalized COVID-19 patient.

“Arkansas, as a whole, seems to be having a leveling of what the Health Department has described as a ‘bump’ of new and active cases. Hopefully, these trends will continue,” Shelby said.

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Garland County

  • Apollo Medical (111 Cordoba Center, Hot Springs Village):  8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday; 501-226-3220
  • Convenient Care Clinic (100 McGowan Court, Hot Springs): 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; 501-525-9675
  • Convenient Care Clinic (4419 Hwy 7 North, Hot Springs Village):  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 501-213-1148
  • Garland County Health Unit (1425 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs): 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday; 501-624-3394
  • Healthy Connections (3604 Central Avenue, Hot Springs):  8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday; 888-710-8220
  • Healthy Connections (1723 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs):  8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday; 888-710-8220
  • First Care Walk-In Clinic (120 Adcock Road, Garland County): 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday;
    1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday; 501-651-4500
  • Sherwood Urgent Care (201 Airport Road, Hot Springs):  8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday; 501-547-9481
  • Walmart (1601 Albert Pike Road): Online evaluation and scheduling at, or call 1-800-635-8611
    HS GC COVID-19 testing sites and hotline flyer 7-23-20

Download a PDF flyer of the testing sites in Garland County to print/display/share.

Arkansas Face Mask Guidance

Information on Quarantine

Arkansas COVID-19 Website


ADH Call Center


(8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Community Service Assistance

Call Arkansas 2-1-1  


2-1-1 is a free telephone service that connects individuals in need to important community services in the state of Arkansas.


Online Resource Guide

Serving eight counties in the Ouachita Region, the guide lists up-to-date information for an array of services available.



Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Hotline


(6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday)

Family / Personal Wellbeing  

Child Abuse Hotline




Mental Health and Addiction Services Support Line


(8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



COVID-19 Related Funeral Assistance

FEMA Funeral Assistance