The University of Arkansas for Medical Science's Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health released a new short-term forecast today, one that predicts 543 Arkansans will have succumbed to COVID-19 by Aug. 15. The death toll today stands at 490.
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Governor Hutchinson tried to deflect consensus national guidance on how to determine when it's safe to reopen schools in his daily press briefing.
From the Capitol to Dogpatch. Also the open line.
If you get a letter telling you you've qualified, don't sign it.
Ali Noland, candidate for zone 5 of the Little Rock School District Board, has put together an impressive panel for a back-to-school town hall. The Zoom event is from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight.
LREA teachers motor march to Capitol to express fears of COVID-19 in schools.
The state has received 100 antigen test machines -- half its order -- that will be sent to health units across the state.
Vulnerable teachers continue to evaluate the risks associated with returning to school, getting sick, and potentially dying; however, they cannot quit their jobs, foregoing their income and health benefits. Most teachers, even those who have underlying health conditions, would certainly prefer to be in a physical classroom with their students, but with the uncertainty regarding the prioritization of their health, they cannot know what the best decision is for them right now.
Football players unite against being used for commercial purposes in a pandemic. This could spread.
The open line. COVID-19?: More cases, more deaths, more hospitalized.