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Current cancellations in Arkansas due to COVID-19

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Updated: Mar. 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The coronavirus is forcing multiple events, businesses, and schools in Arkansas and Region 8 to cancel or postpone.

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

See the latest press conference:

Governor Asa Hutchinson, state health, and state economic officials are giving an update on COVID-19 in Arkansas.

Posted by Region 8 News on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston on Thursday also ordered the closure of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock effective Friday, March 13.

Only authorized personnel will be permitted to enter the building for work purposes, while updates will be provided to residents, Thurston said in a news release.

The list below is the latest cancellations, postponements:

  • Jails limiting visitors:
  • City hall and police stations limiting public access to buildings:
  • Lawrence Co. District Court cases that were scheduled for March 13 have been continued until May 13
  • Harrisburg District Court office closed to the public, however, you may still contact myfinepayment.com or call 1-877-591-8768 to make a payment.scheduled for March 24 postponed until May 19
  • Trumann District Court scheduled for March 16 postponed until May 18. Plea dates April 6 or 20.
  • Craighead County District Court:
  • Craighead County Circuit Court
  • In Clay County:
  • Sharp Co. Courthouse closed to the public. All business can be done by phone, email, or online.
  • Jackson Co. Courthouse closed to the public.
  • Clay County Courthouses in Piggott and Corning will be closed to the general public, effective March 23.
  • The Poinsett County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex are under restricted access. Signs will be posted on the doors with the county office phone numbers telling people to call the office they need. Offices will be meeting with the public by appointment only and only one person will be authorized to enter at a time.
  • Tyronza City Hall to close lobby to the public.
  • The Jonesboro City Council meeting April 7 will be held. The council chambers will not be open to the public, but the meeting can be accessed by Legistar Live Video, the city of Jonesboro Facebook Live stream or Suddenlink Cable Channel 24. Information, comments and questions may be dropped off before 3 p.m. April 7 at the east door of the Municipal Building on South Church, email CouncilComments@jonesboro.org, Facebook Live comment or by phone at 870-336-7248.
  • All criminal jury trials and grand juries for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas are postponed until after April 30, 2020.
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