Arkansas coronavirus news & updates

Info from local authorities

Your daily dose of COVID

A COVID anecdote roundup from Darkansas.

Clinton Presidential Center closes again Monday

Library stayed open only about a month.

Today's news: Sympathy for Asa

The news today is nearly all COVID and a dash of Little Rock sales tax opposition.

Coronavirus today: Hospital count resumes its climb with 2,544 new cases and 13 more deaths

Up they go.

School district data on COVID resumes; not good

COVID danger in at least 100 school districts.

Little Rock school superintendent will ask School Board to sue to invalidate ban on local mask mandates

Little Rock schools prepare to force issue on mask mandate ban.
Image of Walmart sign

Walmart resumes masking for employees

Might mask/vax mandates be in order? Some think so, if not the governor of Arkansas.

Arkansas Heart Hospital to require vaccinations; Conway Regional joining movement, too

It's a safety move, hospital says.

The news roundup and open line

It's an emergency, the governor says, but only if the legislature agrees.

Coronavirus today: Governor declares emergency and will convene special session to ask for repeal of mask mandate ban for K-12 schools, but no other specific measures to cope with surge

Legislature will ask a reluctant legislature to meet next week to lift a ban on mask mandates for K-12 schools.