A $1.4 million grant is supporting UAMS researchers who are studying the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and developing plans to help increase vaccination rates.
Fully vaccinated Arkansas students no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19. The policy change will reduce education loss, Gov. Hutchinson said.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has signed legislation that will provide a $2,000 lump sum COVID relief individual assistance payment to all 392,832 Cherokee Nation citizens.
Arkansans who get immunized can use their vaccination cards to redeem a lottery ticket or Arkansas Game and Fish Commission gift certificates.
Applications for the Arkansas Rent Relief Program open today. $173 million in federal funding will help eligible renters pay overdue and upcoming rent and utilities.
Arkansans 12-15 years old are now approved to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC is expected to provide additional guidance later this week.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to vaccinate 50 percent of Arkansans in 90 days. Officials are hosting pop up clinics at malls and high school graduations to help meet that goal.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides billions in relief funds for restaurants impacted by the pandemic. The program targets socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
U.K. variant cases have tripled in the state prompting officials to reiterate the importance of Arkansans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Arkansas Department of Health is deploying teams to counties with low vaccination rates in an effort to vaccinate minority populations.
The Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public no matter where they live.
Tyson began offering on-site vaccination clinics this week. While some poultry workers are excited about the access, others are hesitant due to their distrust of the company.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is expanding vaccine eligibility to all members of Phase 1-B. This includes grocery store workers and essential government workers.
Governor Asa Hutchinson is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include food manufacturing employees like poultry workers effective immediately.
An effort is underway to bring a UAMS mobile health unit to Camden to support vaccination efforts in the region.
Arkansans age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. An additional 115,000 people can begin making immunization appointments.
Despite the inclement winter weather blanketing the state, thousands of Arkansans are still receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will provide a 20 percent increase in available doses across the state by providing 11,000 doses to 58 Walmart stores.
In this audio story, we hear from BIPOC Arkansans about why they are or are not planning to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Walmart will receive approximately 10,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 11 to be distributed in more than 60 Arkansas stores.