As schools across Arkansas close today for the rest of the week and into spring break, some restaurants in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are stepping in to provide free meals for students and their schools. We speak with the owner of local Marco's Pizza and Jersey Mike's Subs franchises and the owner of Big Sexy Food and Sammich Love about why they decided to offer free meals to the community.
A special Fayetteville City Council meeting was held late Monday to approve three key emergency measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic – the first municipality in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley to take such action.
Devin Howland, the director of economic vitality for the City of Fayetteville, is urging small business owners to fill out the U.S. Small Business Administration's Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet after the federal government authorized $50 billion in disaster recovery loan funding.
Washington Regional opened a coronavirus screening clinic in Fayetteville, as well as a drive-through screening clinic in Eureka Springs March 16. The healthcare system is also operating at screening hotline at 479-463-2055.