Governor’s COVID-19 update for Sunday: one new death, no new hospitalizations, more recoveries reported

At Sunday’s update on the COVID-19 situation in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson first acknowledged Saturday’s tornado in Jonesboro. The governor said he would be going to Jonesboro directly following the briefing to see the damage first-hand, and he would be working with federal officials to ensure more help was on the way. Health officials noted […]

BREAKING: Tornado hits Jonesboro; Mall at Turtle Creek, other popular businesses reportedly hit, curfew at 7 p.m.

A tornado hit Jonesboro this afternoon as dangerous weather and storms spread across the region, including a tornado reported in Jackson County, as well. KAIT8 reports Craighead County and Jonesboro have received damage, and search and rescue teams are currently on the scene at The Mall at Turtle Creek, which appears to have suffered substantial […]

Saturday’s update from Gov. Hutchinson: Two more deaths; 23 more positive; PPE and financial help on the way

At his Saturday afternoon COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other officials presented updated stats from the virus’s effect on Arkansas; answered some questions regarding loans and unemployment benefits; and gave an update on his large personal protective equipment (PPE) order. Deliveries of the recent order of PPE are starting to arrive. Twenty-five percent of […]

Gov. COVID-19 update: Plan to boost funding for certain health care workers; more PPE on the way; and one new death reported

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a $116 million initiative at his COVID-19 press briefing this afternoon targeting the possible looming crisis for rural hospitals and other health care providers. The majority of the funds, around $90 million, will come from the federal government. Some key points of the plan include: Additional payments of $1,000 per month […]