Governor’s press conference today, MONDAY APRIL 6th, 2020:
🔘 875 total cases
🔘 1 new county impacted: Izard. 65 counties total.
🔘 Schools will be closed the remainder of the year. AMI
instruction will be used.
🔘 We are sending 5 ventilators to Louisiana to help them.
DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH:
📍Breakdown on the 875 cases:
2.3% are children
6.7% are people ages 18-24
30.3% people ages 25-44
34.9% are people ages a 45-64
25.7% are people ages 65+
📍31.6% have 1+ underlying medical
📍74 currently hospitalized (+7 since
23 on ventilators (-5 since yesterday)
📍102 recovered (+5 since yesterday)
📍No new deaths
📍122 healthcare workers.
📍59 in nursing homes (NH)
13 NH have had at least 1 case
4 NH deaths
32 positives have been NH staff
📍949 tests results received yesterday
822 were from commercial labs
4% of commercial tests were positive
76 were from ADH lab
10.5% of ADH tests were positive
SECRETARY JOHNNY KEY, EDUCATION:
📍Child Nutrition will be allowed to
continue the remainder of the school
year serving/delivering meals as long
as ADH/CDC guidelines are followed.
GOALS WITH AMI:
1️⃣ Be flexible. We can not replicate a
school day and should not try to do so.
2️⃣ Seniors will graduate. We still expect
seniors to finish out their year even
though they are considered in good
standing if they completed 3rd 9
weeks. AP tests have been made
available for students to take at home.
3️⃣ Core content should be the focus.
Other subjects should be added in to
help keep the learning fun.
⚠️ Use caution in introducing new
content. Focus needs to be on
reinforcing skills that have already
been taught. Schools need to set times
for teachers to be available for their