Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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On today's show, we have the latest updates from Governor Asa Hutchinson's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we find out how the Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas is stepping up COVID-19 testing efforts to help meet the governor's goal of conducting 60,000 tests in the state by the end of May. And, we learn about the state Health Department's effort to track the spread of coronavirus in Carroll County after a Cummins State Prison parolee, who tested positive, spent several weeks in Eureka Springs before he was rearrested.

Community Health Centers of Arkansas is committed to conducting 2,000 COVID-19 tests a week in an effort to help the governor reach his goal of conducting 60,000 tests during May. Community Clinic is contributing to the effort through increasing awareness and launching mobile testing sites.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. And, we find out about a new experimental treatment called COVID convalescent plasma therapy that was recently fast tracked in Arkansas. Plus, we hear more about Ozark Regional Transit's plans to require all passengers to wear face coverings starting next week.

Ozark Regional Transit is requiring all passengers to have a face covering of some type effective Monday, May 18. According to ORT, a face covering can be a homemade mask, full respirator, commercially-made mask, bandanna or fabric over the face. Face coverings will not be provided by ORT.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we hear about the state health department's efforts to increase the number of people working on contact tracing, which helps break the chain of transmission during a pandemic. And, we find out how different states, including Arkansas, are negotiating mail-in voting as the presidential general election grows near.