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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine updates and information

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The COVID-19 Vaccine portal offers updates and information about vaccine distribution in Garland County, including links to online waiting lists.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 information and updates

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The COVID-19 portal has the most recent COVID-19 press releases and updates from the City, the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force and the State of Arkansas, as well as other helpful links and information.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Short-term Rental Regulations

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Information on rules, policies and regulations regarding short-term rental (STR) businesses in Hot Springs.

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Controlled burn on Jan. 31 near Dillon Lake and Lake Sanderson

A controlled burn of approximately 109 acres west of Dillon Lake and Lake Sanderson, approximately three miles north of Hot Springs, is scheduled for 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, weather permitting.

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Park restroom closure: Hill Wheatley Park

The City of Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department is closing the restrooms at Hill Wheatley Park, located at 688 Majestic Lodge Road, for repairs starting today, Jan. 26, until further notice. 

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID numbers suggest peak has passed, but hospitals remain busy

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Garland County's COVID-19 statistics for the week of Jan. 16-23 showed signs that the omicron peak may have passed, but members of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force remained cautious based on continuing hospital COVID admissions ...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Median closure and Intersection Restriction: East Grand Avenue

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The shoulders of the inside eastbound and westbound lanes of East Grand Avenue, between Convention Boulevard and Vine Street, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Jan. 24, through Friday, Feb. 4, for a sewer line replacement. In addition, the Conv...

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View current street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Public involvement requested for proposed Hwy 270 widening

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will be conducting an in-person public involvement meeting to discuss the proposed widening of Highway 270, between the Ouachita River and Fleetwood Drive, from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Despite surge, healthcare, public schools and public services continue

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Garland County's COVID-19 statistics saw some of the highest weekly totals of the pandemic for Jan. 2-9, 2022, but representatives on the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force expressed determination in keeping public schools and essenti...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Increasing cases, hospitalizations and deaths

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In his weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared on Monday, Dec. 27, that there continues to be significant spread of the virus locally as the positivity rate “soared to 31.5%” last week.

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Update: Construction requires temporary closure of Macy Blvd.

Update: The Macy Boulevard lane closure has been suspended until further notice by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Construction to widen Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) to five lanes in Garland County requires crews to close Macy Boulevard for s...Read on...

More information on this $22.6 million project... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Significant spread of COVID-19 continues in Garland County

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In his weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared on Monday, Dec. 27, that there continues to be significant spread of the virus locally as the positivity rate “soared to 31.5%&...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Omicron variant likely in Garland County

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In this weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared on Monday, Dec. 20, that we continue to see significant increases in all of our COVID metrics as the winter COVID spike spreads in Garland C...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID cases begin to increase in Garland County

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With 101 new COVID-19 cases reported in Garland County during the week of Dec. 5 – 12, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby reported to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force at the Dec. 13 meeting that after a good run over the past six t...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Desoto Park restroom closed for winter

The restrooms at Desoto Park, 1700 Park Avenue, will be closed starting on Monday, Dec. 6, for the winter.  The restroom will reopen in spring 2022.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County remains on COVID metric plateau

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In his weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared that despite a slight uptick in the county’s metrics, we remain on the same plateau we have been on for the past six weeks.

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County has low case numbers while awaiting more data on new variant

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While the world waits for more data on the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, Garland County’s case numbers for the week of Nov. 21-28 included a total new case count of 27 – the lowest the county has had in more than a year.

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County COVID cases faring better than other populated counties

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In his weekly report to the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force, Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared that the county continues on a COVID metric plateau.

“We are doing much better than the state as a whole, and our per capita rate is...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County sees uptick in cases, but far fewer than a year ago

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Garland County got as low as 50 active COVID-19 cases, which has not happened since June, during the week of Nov. 7 – 14, 2021. Yet that statistic and others began to trend upward before the meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, of the Hot Springs/Garland...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Street closure: Walnut Street

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Walnut Street, between Whittington Avenue and Willow Street, will be closed from Monday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Feb. 4, for storm drain improvements.

Detour signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists are advised to use an alternate route when t...

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City street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID still trending downward as vaccine push continues

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Garland County’s COVID-19 statistics remain on a downward trend, but County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby continues to encourage promotion of vaccinations, mask wearing and for those not feeling well to stay at home.

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: All COVID metrics improving for Garland County

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There continues to be improvement in all metrics concerning the amount of Covid-19 infections in Garland County, according to Dr. Gene Shelby, county health officer, in his weekly report shared with the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force on Oc...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Hopes are that history does not repeat in another COVID winter surge

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COVID-19 statistics for the week of Oct. 10-17 in Garland County are strikingly similar to the same week a year ago. Dr. Gene Shelby, county health officer, told the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force that he hopes the weeks and months that fo...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County’s hospitalizations dropping along with overall COVID numbers

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The downward trend of new and active COVID-19 cases continues for Garland County, and the number of COVID patients in the two Hot Springs hospitals dropped from 35 to 23 this past week.

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: County’s COVID stat’s decline, except for hospitalizations

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Although Garland County continues to see improving COVID case numbers, with some categories improving significantly for the week of Sept. 26 – Oct. 3, the number of COVID-positive patients in Hot Springs’ hospitals increased by four fr...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID cases in Garland County schools continue to decline

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Although Garland County’s COVID statistics seem to have plateaued, the number of cases in the county’s public schools continues to decline.

As of Monday, Sept. 27, there were a total of 24 COVID cases among students and staff from the c...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID cases in Garland County schools drop by 67% in one week

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Representatives from Garland County’s seven public school districts reported a total of 33 active student and staff cases at the Sept. 20 meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force. This was a decline of 68 from the 101 total ...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID statistics trending down, but vigilance should remain high

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Although the COVID-19 statistics for Garland County are on a downward trend, Dr. Gene Shelby encouraged the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force at the Sept. 13 meeting to maintain vigilance and use of face masks, as well as promotion of the vac...

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For info on COVID vaccines... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Delta variant challenging hospitals and schools

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Even though the COVID-19 case numbers for Garland County continued to decline for the week of Aug. 22 – 29, the highly contagious delta variant is posing new challenges to school districts and has led to the county’s highest weekly COV...

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For vaccine info and Garland County locations... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID numbers decline slightly, but risk remains high

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Garland County’s COVID-19 statistics for the week of Aug. 15-22 show slight improvements, yet the amount of virus in the community remains high, as does vaccine skepticism and the divisiveness regarding face masks. 

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For vaccine info and Garland County locations... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: COVID claims 15 lives over weekend in Hot Springs

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There were 15 COVID-19 deaths this past weekend at the two Hot Springs hospitals, according to representatives of CHI St. Vincent and National Park Medical Center at the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. 

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For vaccine info and Garland County locations... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Record case numbers force hospitals to expand ICU capacity

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Garland County’s active COVID-19 case count has reached record levels and area hospitals have had to expand their intensive care units. With schools starting next week, the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is urging everyone who ha...

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For vaccine info and Garland County locations... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Districts plan for challenging start to school year

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With the active COVID-19 case count currently more than three times higher in Garland County than compared to the same time in 2020, school district representatives discussed their plans and challenges ahead for the upcoming school year at the meeting Mon...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Community facing ‘major crises’ from COVID Delta variant

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With a near ten-fold increase in Garland County’s COVID-19 active cases in the past five weeks, Dr. Gene Shelby gave a stark report at the virtual meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday, July 26.

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Official HSPD Release: Seeking Information from 12/29/20 shooting

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at approximately 1:25 p.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 201 Wynn Street, Apt. A in reference to a welfare check. While checking the residence, officers located two deceased persons at the scen...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Sample STR Inspection Form available online

A sample copy of the Short-term Residential Rental Inspection Form is available at www.cityhs.net/STR. 

This form includes a list of the items an STR applicant must provide along with the completed form, the health and safety standards checklist t...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Board updates STR ordinance (12-7-21)

At the Dec. 7, 2021, regularly-scheduled meeting, the Hot Springs Board of Directors passed Ordinance O-21-51, regulating short-term residential rental businesses (STRs) within the City of Hot Springs and amending ordinances No. 6375, No. 6382 and No. 639...

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