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.
The Arkansas Department of Health is deploying teams to counties with low vaccination rates in an effort to vaccinate minority populations.
Arkansans age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. An additional 115,000 people can begin making immunization appointments.