More than 200,000 free, COVID-19 at-home testing kits are now available at distribution sites around Arkansas.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports the state has broken COVID-19 records for new cases, active cases and positivity rate.
The Omicron variant has been identified in Arkansas and officials are urging vaccination to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases that could strain hospital capacity.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan today to provide services to everyone currently on the state’s developmental disabilities waiting list by June 2025.
Health officials are urging Arkansans 65 and older to receive their COVID-19 booster shot as cases continue to increase in the Natural State.
The omicron variant has not been found in Arkansas, but health officials are urging vaccinations as they see signs of the start of another surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, so officials are urging caution as Arkansans prepare for their Thanksgiving celebrations.
Arkansas has updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations so anyone 18 and older is eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot 6 months after their second dose.
The Cherokee Nation is offering emergency rental assistance to citizens impacted by the pandemic who are living in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Crawford and Washington.
In anticipation of approval from the CDC, Arkansas officials have developed a plan for administering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11.
Nearly 2,100 more Arkansas high school students are enrolled in a computer science class than last year. That’s the largest one-year increase since the first year of the governor’s initiative.
In an effort to reduce the number of K-12 students missing school because of COVID-19 exposure, officials are changing definition of a close contact to 3 feet for 15 minutes for quarantine protocols.
Four bills establishing new congressional districts and employee exemptions for vaccine mandates are set to become law without the Arkansas governor’s signature.
A pilot program designed to reduce quarantines for students is being rolled out in four Arkansas school districts — Bentonville, Cabot, Russellville and Springdale.
Lost wages due the to pandemic has led many Marshallese to seek emergency rental assistance to avoid eviction. When applying for help, they face roadblocks like the language barrier, technology and waiting weeks for approval.
COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas have surpassed UAMS projections, even as hospitalizations have fallen over the last month.
The University of Arkansas has received a pair of grants from the National Science Foundation to support collaborations with HBCUs on projects examining politics, Black trauma and COVID-19.
At his 200th press conference since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced more than 50 percent of eligible Arkansans have been fully vaccinated.
A 20-person medical military team from the U.S. Department of Defense is being sent to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to assist with staffing needs.
The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators again reached an all-time high today as Arkansas officials spend nearly $312 million on staff retention and increased bed capacity at hospitals.
As of this morning, no ICU beds for COVID-19 patients were available in Arkansas. Health officials are encouraging vaccinations as a way to reduce hospitalizations.
The number of Arkansas COVID-19 patients on ventilators reached an all-time high today as health officials begin rolling out booster shots to immunocompromised individuals.
After a significant decline last summer, routine childhood immunization rates in Arkansas have increased. Kids are required to receive vaccines for diseases like chickenpox and measles before entering kindergarten.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to its moderately and severely immunocompromised patients. Appointments are required.