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Governor’s Press Conference – April 23

2020-05-05T16:08:19+00:00 Apr 23rd, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, THURSDAY APRIL 23rd, 2020: 🔘 2,465 total cases. Up 189 from yesterday. 122 of those are from Cummins. 67 are from general population and Cummins staff. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COVID-19 POST-PEAK TASKFORCE: 1️⃣ Expand PCR testing for all patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and those with history of potential exposure. 2️⃣ [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 22

2020-05-05T16:09:34+00:00 Apr 22nd, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd, 2020: 🔘 2,276 total cases. Up 49 from yesterday. 13 of those are from Cummins. 35 are new nursing homes cases. 🔘 Lifting restrictions on elective procedures in hospitals and clinics. Effective April 27th. FUTURE DECISIONS POINTS LEADING TO MAY 4: 🟠Target date remains May 4th if we [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 21

2020-05-05T16:10:54+00:00 Apr 21st, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, TUESDAY APRIL 21st, 2020: 🔘 2,227 total cases. Up 304 from yesterday. 262 of those are from Cummins. 42 from general state population. 🔘 Signed Executive Order creating a working group to focus on testing capacity in AR. DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH: 📍Out of 2,227 total cases: 1,375 are [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 20

2020-05-05T16:13:47+00:00 Apr 20th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, MONDAY APRIL 20th, 2020: 🔘 1,923 total cases. Up 142 from yesterday. 117 of those are from Cummins. 🔘 Our goal isn’t just to do contact tracing. We want to broaden our scope to surveillance testing. Governor is meeting tomorrow with state labs to discuss. 🔘 While we are looking to [...]

Update from Senator Cotton

2020-05-05T16:12:23+00:00 Apr 20th, 2020|In the News|

Update from Senator Cotton Looking ahead. The Administration and Congress appear to be close to a deal providing another $310 billion in small-business PPP loans plus $75 billion for hospitals, $25bn for more testing and maybe more EIDL loans. Given the backlog in PPP applications, it’s rather possible that extra $310 billion in PPP could [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 19

2020-05-05T16:21:27+00:00 Apr 19th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, SUNDAY APRIL 19th, 2020: 🔘 1,781 total cases: 1,020 active cases, 721 recovered. Doesn’t include Cummins. 🔘 551 total tests yesterday for general population. 🔘 Almost 1,400 inmates have been tested at Cummins Unit. In last 2 days, they have done 974 tests. 634 results have been received. 348 are positive. [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 18

2020-05-05T16:22:14+00:00 Apr 18th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, SATURDAY APRIL 18th, 2020: 🔘 1,739 total cases: 998 active cases, 703 recovered. Doesn’t include Cummins. 🔘 $10M in community development block grants will be distributed to 27 hospitals. $500k will go to UAMS to support their telemedicine efforts across the state. 🔘 Executive Order creating the AR Economic Recovery Taskforce. [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 17

2020-05-05T16:25:01+00:00 Apr 17th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, FRIDAY APRIL 17th, 2020: 🔘 1,695 total cases: 1,065 active cases, 593 recovered 🔘 Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker, Jr. passed away yesterday. He was serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He was hospitalized in Guam. He was from Ft. Smith, was 42 yrs old, and in good health. 🔘 [...]

2020 Fiscal Session Update

2020-05-05T16:24:16+00:00 Apr 17th, 2020|Summaries|

While we are facing difficult and uncertain times, Arkansans should know that essential services in state government will continue. This week during the 2020 Fiscal Session, the Arkansas General Assembly passed a balanced budget for the next fiscal year prioritizing funding for education, health care, and public safety. The 2021 Fiscal Year begins July 1. [...]

Governor’s Press Conference – April 16

2020-05-05T16:25:56+00:00 Apr 16th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, THURSDAY APRIL 16th, 2020: 🔘 1,620 total cases: 1,035 active cases, 548 recovered 🔘 Speaking with other Governor’s today on how to begin opening the country back up. Also meeting with the Post-Peak COVID-19 Medical Advisory Board tomorrow. DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH: 📍Out of 1,620 cases: 85 currently hospitalized [...]