An Arkansas panel on Monday approved an emergency request to allocate $50.1 million in federal funds to temporarily increase bed capacity at hospitals across the state. The funds from the
The Arkansas National Guard has announced 40 of its members will assist with COVID testing in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Mountain Home, Pine Bluff, Rogers and Springdale. It
Arkansas Medicaid providers will be paid a higher rate for administering first- and second-round doses of the COVID-19 vaccines through the end of the year as part of a continuing
A hospital in Lowville, New York had to shut down its maternity ward when dozens of staffers left their jobs rather than get vaccinated. At least 125 employees at Indiana University Health resigned
The U.S. Defense Department is sending a 20-member military medical team to Arkansas to help expand the state’s hospital capacity in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Asa
A growing number of Arkansas hospitals said Thursday they’ll require all staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped after hitting new records three days
Most Arkansas public school students will be required to wear masks when classes begin next week, following moves by dozens of districts in response to a judge blocking the state’s mask mandate
The University of Arkansas’ board of trustees voted Wednesday to require masks on its campuses after a judge temporarily blocked the state’s law banning mask mandates, declaring it as a violation of
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox issued a preliminary injunction against the law that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed in April banning mask requirements by governmental entities. Fox ruled against the
Healthcare workers are on the frontlines every day fighting COVID-19 but many in Arkansas are not vaccinated. A law passed in April prohibits state-run healthcare facilities from implementing vaccine mandates.
While Arkansas continues to suffer from the Covid-19 pandemic and the only health-sciences university hospital in the state, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), approaches its capacity for severe
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is meeting with House and Senate on Monday to talk about schools requiring masks as Arkansas leads the country in Covid-19 infections. The Republican governor said he
Heartland Forward, A group appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson was tasked with coming up with a strategic plan to reopen Arkansas’ economy. Six primary areas of importance were determined; talent
The Federal Aviation Administration will be issuing $8 billion in federal grants to airports to aid in recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most of this money is to go to
The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the
The pandemic is to blame for a rash of illegal trash dumping in Pulaski County. It’s a common occurrence, but county officials say it’s become worse in the last year.