WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

WATCH: Lt. Gov. Griffin with KARK's Aaron Nolan discussing best practices to protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

With the unprecedented outbreak of the Coronavirus in our state and nation, below are resources to help keep you safe and informed. As always, my office is here to serve all Arkansans. If I can assist you, please call my office at (501) 682-2144, and stay in touch by following me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube

WATCH: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving, follow updates from Governor Asa Hutchinson and health officials in our state.

FOLLOW: Arkansas Department of Health on Facebook for updates. 

 

For all other concerns, individuals should use the MAIN COVID-19 Hotline number. These pertinent numbers are listed below:

School Designated COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-504-0155

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Hotline: 1-800-743-3616

MAIN COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-803-7847

 

How to Protect Yourself

Centers for Disease Control

Guidance and resources from the Arkansas Department of Health

UAMS Screening Locations and Access Times

Guidance from Arkansas Children's Hospital

Guidance for Arkansas Schools Regarding COVID-19

School Meals During Closure

 

Help Prevent the Spread

CALL YOUR DOCTOR: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Check with your local hospital and clinics on screening locations in your area. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: UAMS is screening patients, visitors and employees at designated entrances on their main campus in Little Rock. This will affect how patients, visitors and employees enter main buildings. Individuals will have their temperature checked and be asked a series of questions before entering the buildings.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Arkansas Children’s is staying up-to-date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and is working closely with Arkansas Children’s Infection Prevention team to keep patients and families safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: In an effort to effectively field concerns related to school closures and school/student-related concerns of potential positive COVID-19 cases, the Arkansas Department of Health has designated a hotline for school personnel to utilize to report concerns. Additionally, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has designated a hotline number to field concerns related specifically to the known presumptive positive cases. For all other concerns, individuals should use the MAIN COVID-19 Hotline number. 

Employers and Employees

Arkansas Economic Development Commission 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The Arkansas EDC COVID-19 resources page is designed to help Arkansas employers and employees respond to the challenges of COVID-19. They have compiled a list of information and programs that can help ease the burden caused by coronavirus, and will continue to update this list as additional resources become available.

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