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.
In preparation for the flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health will provide flu shots across the state beginning September 27.
COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas have surpassed UAMS projections, even as hospitalizations have fallen over the last month.
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.
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.
A new UAMS study found African Americans have the most hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers say understanding hesitancy is key to reducing health inequities.
Officials are launching initiatives to vaccinate Medicaid recipients and eligible children as COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilated patients reach an all-time high in Arkansas.
Health Secretary Dr. José Romero recommends school children wear masks as COVID-19 cases increase in young Arkansans.
There are fewer than 40 ICU beds available due to a surge of COVID-19 patients in Arkansas during the last month.
Gov. Hutchinson has declared a public health emergency and is calling legislators into a special session to amend a law to allow school districts to implement mask mandates.
Governor Asa Hutchinson is hosting more COVID-19 community conversations this week in Mountain Home, Dumas, Heber Springs and Siloam Springs.
59 Rural Health Clinics in Arkansas have received nearly $3 million in federal funding to support efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in rural communities.
An Arkansas native won $1 million from a free scratch-off lottery ticket he received as a COVID-19 vaccine incentive. Another $1 million prize is still available.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson continues his series of COVID community conversations this week with discussions in Blytheville, Forrest City and Texarkana.
Mercy will soon require employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes as the Delta variant spreads across Arkansas, leading to increased hospitalizations.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced two new strategies to combat vaccine hesitancy after the state saw its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since January.
UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson says the highly transmissible Delta variant is contributing to a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases and may be leading to a third wave of the pandemic in Arkansas.
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.
U.K. variant cases have tripled in the state prompting officials to reiterate the importance of Arkansans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.