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Governor’s Press Conference – Sep 9

2020-09-10T00:00:50+00:00 Sep 9th, 2020|In the News|

The Department of Health reported 385 positive PCR tests and 114 positive antigen tests on Wednesday. There have been 11 deaths in the last 24 hours. Hospitalizations have increased by 2. The Governor announced a new partnership with the Department of Health (ADH) and Baptist Health to increase testing. A new machine purchased as a [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Sep 4

2020-09-09T23:58:32+00:00 Sep 4th, 2020|In the News|

Summary of the Governor’s Friday press: 1. There are 1,094 new cases for a total of 64,175 cases. This is the highest number of new cases reported since the beginning of the health emergency. Active: 5,755 Recovered: 57,547 Hospitalizations: Decreased -24 = 401 (The ADH expects this number to increase in the next couple of [...]

Arkansas Rural Connect Program

2020-09-09T23:57:20+00:00 Sep 4th, 2020|In the News|

With more Arkansans working and learning remotely in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, the issue of broadband access has become increasingly relevant. Yet as broadband access becomes more necessary to normal modern life, there is growing concern about a digital divide, whereby some areas are cut off from opportunities for distance learning [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Sep 3

2020-09-09T23:55:29+00:00 Sep 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Summary of the Governor’s Thursday press conference: 1. There are 969 new cases (946 from the community) for a total of 63,081. Active: 5,331 Recovered: 56,889 Hospitalizations: Decreased -10 = 425 Deaths: Increased 20 = 861 Counties with the highest number of new cases: Washington (211); Pulaski; Benton; Jefferson; Sebastian; Saline; Faulkner; & Craighead. 2. [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Sep 2

2020-09-09T23:54:45+00:00 Sep 2nd, 2020|In the News|

Summary of the Governor’s Wednesday press conference: 1. There are 615 new cases for a total of 62,112 cases. Active: 5,010 Recovered: 56,261 Hospitalizations: Increased 12 = 435 Deaths: Increased 27 = 841 Counties with the highest number of new cases: Washington; Pulaski; Benton; Craighead; Garland; Saline; & Mississippi. 2. Testing: PCR tests in last [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Sep 1

2020-09-09T23:53:52+00:00 Sep 1st, 2020|In the News|

Summary of the Governor’s Tuesday press conference: 1. We have only 30 more days to get census information in! We have a constitutional responsibility to answer the census. It is so important for our state, our region, & our city. The census will determine how much in federal dollars we receive, determine the number on [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 31

2020-09-09T23:53:05+00:00 Aug 31st, 2020|In the News|

There were 368 new cases and 13 deaths reported at today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations have increased by 29 since yesterday. The counties with the highest number of new cases are as follows: Pulaski-50 Pope-41 Benton-30 Garland-21 Yell-19 Education Secretary Johnny Key said two high schools in the state have modified operations due to cases [...]

COVID-19 Testing

2020-09-09T23:51:34+00:00 Aug 28th, 2020|In the News|

Now that in-person instruction has resumed in Arkansas schools, it is more important than ever to have an adequate level of COVID-19 testing. Without extensive testing, health experts cannot determine the level of community spread or give a reliable forecast. This week, Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero urged Arkansans not to fall into the trap [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 27

2020-09-09T23:50:06+00:00 Aug 27th, 2020|In the News|

Covid-19 Response Update for August 27, 2020: There were 722 new cases and 7 deaths reported at today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations have decreased by two since yesterday. Counties with the highest number of new cases are as follows: Pulaski-64 Benton-37 Sebastian-37 Pope-34 Jefferson-32 The Governor announced that the number of cases reported in school [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 26

2020-09-09T23:48:25+00:00 Aug 26th, 2020|In the News|

There were 649 new cases and 21 deaths reported at today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations have decreased by 7 since yesterday. The Governor began today’s news conference by announcing that he has declared an emergency in advance of Hurricane Laura. The storm is expected to bring in high winds and flooding in Arkansas tomorrow. The [...]