As of April 1, 2021, Sheridan County will be providing vaccines to all residents 18 years or older.

Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

  • You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal.

  • It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body
    to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that
    they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.


How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

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View more data on number of vaccines

distributed and administered.


I Tested Positive for COVID-19. What Now?

You will need to stay home and isolate until:

  • 10 days after your symptoms started AND

  • 24 hours without a fever and not taking any medications to lower fever, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen AND

  • Your symptoms have improved.

If Your Symptoms Get Worse

Contact your health care provider to get advice on treating your symptoms. Your doctor knows you best and what to do for you, especially if you have other health concerns like high blood pressure or breathing problems.


What Makes Me a Close Contact of a Positive Case?

  • Being within 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

  • Having direct exposure to respiratory secretions (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing a drinking glass or utensils, kissing)

  • Providing care for a person who has COVID-19

  • Living with a person who has COVID-19


A person with COVID-19 is considered to be contagious starting from 2 days before they became sick (or 2 days before they tested positive if they never had symptoms) until they meet the criteria to discontinue isolation.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Event and Large Gatherings

Planning an event or large gathering during COVId_19 requires some special attention. We have made it easier for you with our downloadable guidance form! Please also feel free to call us at 406-765-3410 for any additional questions.