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State Expands Virus Testing Criteria, Gets Approval for More Pay for Direct Care Workers

In his Wednesday coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Arkansas has been approved to temporarily increase the weekly income of long-term services and supports (LTSS) direct-care workers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. State Secretary of Health Nate Smith also said the state would be expanding its guidelines for coronavirus testing eligibility to include more people. You can watch the full briefing here.

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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