16 Total Deaths of COVID-19 for a Total of 830 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm April 5, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 87 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  830 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm as of April 5, 2020. Sixteen (16) Total Deaths and 2 Deaths from Cleburne County in Greers Ferry, 1 Death from Van Buren County in Fairfield Bay, and 1 death at … [Read more...]

Congressional Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Increased Arkansas National Guard Authority and Funding

 U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman— urged President Trump to approve Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for additional funding and resources for the Arkansas National Guard in order to support the ongoing … [Read more...]

Governor Hutchinson Issues Executive Order Requiring New Protocols for Commercial Lodgings, Short-Term Rentals

Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued an executive order mandating new safety measures for commercial lodgings, short-term rentals, and other institutions and operations in order to protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis, he announced at a news conference today. “Every day, we review … [Read more...]

14 Total Deaths, 2 Deaths from Cleburne County, 1 Death from Van Buren County, 1 Death at White River Health Center in Batesville of COVID-19 a Total of 743 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm April 4, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 39 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  743 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm as of April 4, 2020. Fourteen (14) Total Deaths and 2 Deaths from Cleburne County in Greers Ferry, 1 Death from Van Buren County in Fairfield Bay, and 1 death at … [Read more...]

Cotton, Hawley, Curtis, Gallagher Introduce Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act

Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), along with Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah), Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), Ted Yoho (R-Florida), Jim Banks (R-IN), and Liz Cheney (R-WY) will introduce the Li Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act, legislation that … [Read more...]

Arkansas Banks Stand Ready to Help, Encourage Patience as Paycheck Protection Program Launches

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will offer some relief to small businesses in Arkansas, and Arkansas banks want to help borrowers through this process. Bankers ask for patience from the public as they work through the initial phase of the program. Application volume is already very high and … [Read more...]

12 Total Deaths, 2 Deaths from Cleburne County, 1 Death from Van Buren County, 1 Death at White River Health Center in Batesville of COVID-19 a Total of 704 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm April 3, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Smith Confirm 61 New Cases of COVID-19 for a Total of  704 Confirmed Cases in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm as of April 3, 2020. Twelve 12 Total Deaths and 2 Deaths from Cleburne County in Greers Ferry, 1 Death from Van Buren County in Fairfield Bay, and 1 death at … [Read more...]

Baptist Health Adjusts Times of COVID-19 Screening Sites Throughout Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Baptist Health has set up sites at various locations throughout Arkansas to evaluate people who are concerned about possible exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). A list of the locations as of Friday, April 3, is below: Heber Springs: For Cleburne County residents, Baptist … [Read more...]

Few key items for Medicare beneficiaries outlined in the fact sheet include in-home specimen collection and telehealth expansion

Few key items for Medicare beneficiaries outlined in the fact sheet include in-home specimen collection and telehealth expansion:   Medicare will pay laboratory technicians to travel to a beneficiary’s home to collect a specimen for COVID-19 testing, eliminating the need for the … [Read more...]

Arkansans Scammers Working to Profit off Coronavirus Fears Senator John Boozman Warns

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is warning Arkansans to be aware of coronavirus-related scams as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports an increase in complaints of fraud and nationwide losses of $4.77 million to consumers. “Scammers and con artists are preying on fears Arkansans have related … [Read more...]