Community COVID-19 cases drop, 171 school districts now in “red zone”

Community COVID-19 cases drop, 171 school districts now in “red zone”
The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement reported Thursday that 18 districts were added to the red zone list this week, while over 150 districts are still on the list. (Source: Live 5 News/Generic Photo)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The number of school districts in Arkansas with 50 or more few known COVID-19 infections for every 10,000 district residents has fallen in the past two weeks, with 171 districts in the state being in a so-called red zone, according to a state health group.

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement reported Thursday that 18 districts were added to the red zone list this week, while over 150 districts are still on the list.

Officials with the group have said their map and “red zone” designations cover the number of cases in a community within a designated school district boundary.

The infections are among the people in the community living within the boundaries of the districts and are not limited to students and school employees.

The local districts on the list are as follows. Also, * means the district entered the list this week.

  • Augusta
  • Bald Knob
  • Bay
  • Blytheville
  • Brookland
  • Buffalo Island Central
  • Cave City*
  • Cedar Ridge
  • Corning
  • Cross County
  • Earle
  • East Poinsett County
  • Greene County Tech
  • Harrisburg
  • Heber Springs
  • Highland
  • Hillcrest
  • Hoxie
  • Izard County Consolidated
  • Jonesboro
  • Lawrence County
  • Marion
  • Marked Tree
  • Marmaduke
  • McCrory
  • Melbourne
  • Midland
  • Mountain View
  • Nettleton
  • Newport
  • Osceola
  • Paragould
  • Piggott
  • Pocahontas
  • Rector
  • Riverside
  • Riverview
  • Salem
  • Searcy
  • Southside*
  • Trumann
  • Valley View
  • Westside Consolidated
  • Wynne

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