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Covid-19 Information and resources

Swain County Health Department COVID19 Data July 6, 2020
Confirmed Cases - 67
28702 - 0
28713 - 17
28719 - 44
28789 - 6
Total Tests - 2273
Pending Tests - 185
Negative Tests - 2021
Deaths - 1
Swain Resident's Data provided by private providers and hospitals to the Swain County Health Department

About Swain County

Geographically, the county is spectacular. Much of it lies within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its highest peak, Clingmans Dome. Four scenic rivers, the Nantahala, the Tuckasegee, the Oconaluftee and the Little Tennessee flow through the county and form the sprawling Lake Fontana, west of Bryson City, the county seat.

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The county also encompasses much of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, with its own independent government. Formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County, the county was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. The estimated population in 2010 was 13,981. This was an increase of 7.8% from the 2000 census.

Swain County in conjunction with community stakeholders is conducting a brief survey for 2019. Please take a moment and complete our survey. Link

The Swain County Department of Social Services in conjunction with community stakeholders is conducting a brief survey regarding the need and feasibility of an Adult Day Care Program. Please take a moment and complete our survey. Link

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Community Announcements

The Swain County Courthouse Building, Department Offices, and Convenience Site (Green Cans) will be closed Friday July 3th.

The Recreation Department has posted the 2020 Pool hours with Covid response.

The Board Of Elections has posted an update and schedule on the primary election 6-23-2020

Swain County announces bid for cafeteria equipment.

The Board of Elections has posted an election notice.

The Register of Deeds has posted a notice concerning the Swain County Covid-19 Shutdown.

COVID-19 Response Food Assistance

ePass is a quick and easy way to apply for NC benefits and services.

The Board of Elections is open but closed to the public until further notice.