In Monday's coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that students would continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. To watch the full briefing, click here.
In Sunday's briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state's biggest one day increase in new coronavirus cases. He also discussed the pandemic's economic impact on the state. Hutchinson said he expects 100,000 Arkansans will have filed for unemployment assistance at the end of this week. You can listen to the governor's full briefing here.
During Friday's coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the first shipment of personal protective equipment from outside sources had arrived. He also said the state's testing capacity continues to rise as positive COVID-19 cases surpassed 700. Arkansas Secretary of Health Nate Smith stressed that people with underlying health conditions need to be extremely cautious. To watch the full briefing, click here.
During Thursday's daily coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson outlined why he hasn't issued a shelter-in-place order for the state, which many have been calling for as surrounding states are directing people to stay home. You can listen to the full briefing here.
In his briefing Wednesday, the governor expressed the need for more ventilators in Arkansas as the number of hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 continues to climb. He also says the state, Walmart and Quest Laboratories are collaborating on a drive-thru testing site for healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the pandemic. Crowding at state parks and the Buffalo National River was addressed as well. You can watch the governor's full briefing here.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, if you've been diagnosed with COVID-19 you should wait until seven days after the onset of the illness and be fever free for at least three days before returning to work. If you've been exposed to someone with the virus, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.