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.

(05/23/22) 70 active cases in Garland County

The following statistics for Monday, May 23, 2022, were posted on the Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH) website:

  • 23,409 cumulative cases in Garland County, up 36 from May 16.
  • 70 active cases in Garland County, up 22 from May 16.
  • 22,825 recoveries in Garland County, up 13 from May 16.
  • 511 deaths in Garland County, up one from May 16.

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

(05/23/22)  HS/GC COVID Task Force: Garland County see continued rise in active cases, but none hospitalized

Garland County’s number of active COVID-19 cases has risen for the third-straight week, nearly doubling in the past two weeks, according to County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.  

The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is only meeting as needed during the summer months, but Shelby provides his Monday COVID-19 statistic update electronically to the group on May 23.

For the week of May 15-22, there were 37 reported new cases, compared to the previous weeks’ 30 and 18. There were 567 reported tests, which resulted in a positivity rate of 6.5%, compared to previous weeks’ 4.8% and 3%. Active cases in the county increased by 21 to 70, as of Monday morning. “We have not seen this many active cases since the end of February,” said Shelby. There was one COVID-related death reported, bringing the county’s cumulative death total to 511.

Shelby reiterated the fact that the COVID statistics, except for the reported deaths, “represent only a portion of actual cases in the county.”

“So this is a troubling trend. In some ways, not unlike what we had last May, and that led to the major surge we had in July and August,” said Shelby. “COVID-19 is not done with Garland County.”

The rise in cases in Garland County has not yet translated to increasing hospitalizations as representatives from CHI St. Vincent and National Park Medical Center reported Monday there are no hospitalized COVID-19 patients in either facility.

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