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Covid-19 Information and resources

Health Department COVID19 Data October 26, 2020
Total Tests - 5679
Pending Tests - 29
Negative Tests - 5353
Positive Tests - 297
28702 - 0
28713 - 83
28719 - 199
28789 - 13
Active Cases - 56 - Swain residents under isolation and being monitored.
Deaths - 4
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.

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 Board of Elections will meet on October 27th, 2020 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Board of Elections office

The Board of Elections has posted a General Election Notice

The Department of Social Services has an opening for an Income Maintenance Caseworker.

The Board of Elections has posted the Sample Ballot

The Board of Elections has posted the One Stop Early Voting schedule

Board of Elections has posted the election calendar.

COVID-19 Response Food Assistance

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