Gov. Hutchinson authorizes merit pay increase for state employees

FULL BRIEFING 6/30: Gov. Hutchinson and state officials COVID-19 update for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, provide an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Gov. Hutchinson announces the resignation of the Arkansas Department of Corrections director.

The state will end the fiscal year ahead of forecast, Gov. Hutchinson says.

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes an increase in merit pay for state employees.

Gov. Hutchinson reports the latest COVID-19 numbers in Arkansas.

The test positivity rate is higher than Gov. Hutchinson wants to see.

Dr. Smith provides more COVID-19 numbers.

CDC teams continue to work in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Smith says will study how the virus spreads in nursing homes.

In Arkansas, the 18-25 age group is the leading number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Cases in Northwest Arkansas are “leveling out,” according to Gov. Hutchinson.

1/3 of the cases in Central Arkansas are from the Wrightsville correctional facility.

Nursing homes will reopen to visitors on July 1.

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