Governor’s Press Conference – Aug 13

There were 652 new cases and 9 deaths reported during today’s COVID-19 daily update. Hospitalizations have decreased by 13.

The counties with the highest number of new cases are as follows:


Health Secretary Dr. Romero said the 7-day moving average of percent positivity among children is decreasing.

The Arkansas Ready to Learn Healthy School Guide was released today.

The guide was written and assembled by a team of medical, behavioral health, and education experts from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s, the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, and partners. The goal of the guide is to bring together good health information. This information includes the latest scientific advice, guidelines, and best practices. The guide can help school officials, educators, and families plan for in-person learning. It can be found at .

2020-09-09T23:29:22+00:00 Aug 13th, 2020|In the News|