Covid-19 Response Update for June 2, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for June 2, 2020

With 375 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, health officials are reporting the largest single-day increase since the health emergency began. In...

Covid-19 Response Update for June 1, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for June 1, 2020

There are an additional 190 cases of COVID-19 being reported today. Hospitalizations are up by 6 and there are no new deaths.The Governor was in Roger...

Update on Arkansas Economy
Update on Arkansas Economy

On Wednesday, members of the Arkansas Legislative Council were given an update on unemployment claims in the state. This week, we have also been revie...

Covid-19 Response Update for May 29, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for May 29, 2020

The Northwest Arkansas region continues to lead the state in new cases, with Washington County posting 53 new cases today. As Governor Hutchinson expl...

Covid-19 Response Update for May 28, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for May 28, 2020

Of the new cases, all 261 are in the community (not prisons or nursing homes). This is the largest number of community cases reported in 24 hours.40%...

An interview with Vivian Lord #ARgirlslead
An interview with Vivian Lord #ARgirlslead

A 7-year-old girl from Little Rock is showing us that girls of all ages can lead.Vivian Lord didn’t just wonder why there were no girl Army toy soldie...

Covid-19 Response Update for May 27, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for May 27, 2020

Last week, the number of cases for children ages 0-17 grew by 46%. In the same week, the number of cases for those 18-24 grew by 32%. Other increases...

Covid-19 Response Update for May 26, 2020, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for May 26, 2020, 2020

UAMS released new predictive models today showing the number of cumulative cases in the state could reach 8,500 by June 23. The Governor says we are n...

Honoring Arkansas’ Fallen
Honoring Arkansas’ Fallen

Memorial Day will be different this year. The threat of the coronavirus will limit the large gatherings of people who typically come together at cerem...

Covid-19 Response Update for May 22, 2020
Covid-19 Response Update for May 22, 2020

The Health Department was able to do contact tracing on 60% of the new cases reported yesterday. Contact tracers were able to conclude that 24% of the...