Governor’s press conference today, THURSDAY APRIL 2nd, 2020:
🔘 643 total
🔘 2 new deaths, 4 new counties impacted.
WHY AR IS NOT DOING SHELTER IN
PLACE (SIP) ORDER:
➡️SIP order is largely an illusion. States that have them have exempted essential activities (manufacturing, outdoor stores, banks, hardware, laundry mats, legal, county services, insurance, farmers market, etc). Even states with SIP orders have millions of people still getting up and going to work daily.
➡️If AR ordered SIP today, we’d still have over 700,000 Arkansans going to work tomorrow because they’re essential.
➡️Our current executive orders are stricter in some cases than states with SIP orders, depending on their exemptions.
Everyday we evaluate the data and ask:
1️⃣ Is targeted response sufficient?
2️⃣ Do we need to take additional
DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH:
📍Breakdown on the 643 cases:
440 people ages 18-64
183 people ages 65+
23 on ventilators
51 are from nursing homes
47 people have recovered
91 healthcare workers
📍Breakdown 91 healthcare workers
4 CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
Remaining 51 are still being determined
📍Breakdown on 12 deaths total
8 are 65+ yrs old
4 are in 19-64 age group
1️⃣ What does it mean? Not everyone will
really be staying at home.
2️⃣ What are we trying to accomplish?
Flattening the curve. No state with SIP
order is on downside of this. Our rate
of growth is just as slow as others.
3️⃣ Do SIP orders work? Data is still
inconclusive. Whatever we do, we
have to be able to sustain it.
SEC WENDY KELLEY, CORRECTIONS:
📍Stopped in person visitation March 16.
📍Lowered phone, video, and email rates
so inmates could continue visitation.
📍Parole and probation fees waived for
📍 AR Correctional Industries are making
cloth masks for inmates and staff.
📍No inmates have tested positive. 1 staff
member tested positive. They don’t
work in a facility.