Arkansas coronavirus news & updates

Articles about the status of the coronavirus outbreak in Arkansas will remain free to access throughout the pandemic.

Info from local authorities

Ask the Times: The case of the missing scooters

Another coronavirus casualty.

LR Convention Bureau provides tax assistance to hospitality businesses

A waiver of penalty and interest and a deferred payment plan are being offered to devastated businesses.

Hopeful news: Staying home really may save lives

Interesting health trends from an Internet-connected thermometer.

The daily video and open line: How the state is coping with the emergency management mess Trump made

Daily news roundup isn't all coronavirus today.

Arkansas's unemployed deal with new reality

Feelings of shock, uncertainty fill empty schedules.

Coronavirus update: An 8th death and a plan to restrict out-of-state visitors to parks

An eighth death is among today's count of 523 coronavirus cases and the governor says he's looking at ways to curtail out-of-state visitors to state parks.

State extends casino closure until April 30

The state has extended the coronavirus closure order on the state's casinos until April 30.

Walmart adds employee screening to coronavirus precautions

Employees with fevers must go home until fever-free.

Baptist Health System, Arkansas Heart Hospital to furlough workers

Baptist Health Systems is temporarily laying off workers to cut costs because of a reduction in customary medical procedures.

Little Rock loses out on ventilator purchase; task force talks surge plan

Little Rock's major hospitals have a collective "surge plan" and any child care operation the Little Rock School District develops for hospital workers would be staffed only with district employees who volunteer were among the topics discussed at the city's COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday.