News & Announcements

Free COVID-19 Testing Site

Swain County Health Department in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to be able to offer expanded no-cost COVID-19 virus testing capacity as part of a partnership between the state of North Carolina and OptumServe. This new community testing site builds on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread in key locations and reduce the burden on public and private local healthcare providers.



Rapid and PCR Testing will begin on October 1, 2021 in Swain County at the Swain County Recreation Center (old Pepsi building) ), 30 Recreation Park Drive Bryson City NC 28713. This testing site will be open Tuesdays from 8am to 2pm and Fridays from 11am to 6 pm (subject to change based on need and availability). Anyone can be tested, with or without symptoms, including those who have no insurance, undocumented and homeless individuals. While walk-ins are accepted, we encourage residents to register and schedule an appointment at lhi.care/covidtesting or call (877)562-4850. Curbside testing will be available for those who are unable to leave their vehicle.

Native American Policies & Procedures

Swain County Schools strives to provide Native American children of school age equal access to all programs, services, and activities offered within the Swain County School District.  Please click on the article for more information.

Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education Meeting will have its regular meeting, Monday, December 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm in the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713.

The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network.

To sign up for public comment at the meeting, you will need to do so 30 minutes prior to the meeting. To submit a public comment go to:
https://forms.gle/7yaAXtaS9rf4ePqr8

Special Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will have a special called meeting, Monday, December 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Swain County Board of Education Building, 50 Main Street, 2nd Floor Room #223, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the purpose of the review of the facilities study prioritization and planning. No action will be taken.

Special Board of Education Meeting

There will be a special called Board of Education meeting to be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at Bright Adventures Pre-K and moving to Swain Middle School, for the purpose of discussing facilities needs. This meeting will include participation by members of the Swain County Board of Commissioners. No action will be taken.

Special Board of Education Meeting

There will be a Special Called meeting of the Swain County Board of Education on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Swain County Board of Education Building, 50 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Room #223, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the purpose of hearing the facilities report from NOVUS Architects. This meeting will be for discussion only and no action will be taken.
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