Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, updated the public Thursday on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.
Saying large gatherings pose a risk for COVID-19 transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked Arkansas’s outbreak to a church gathering that left dozens of people sick and four others dead.
The state’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice is aimed at resolving claims that Arkansas didn’t provide certain opportunities to update voter-registration records as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
School leaders knew food insecurity would be a concern, which is why they’re passing out meals to those children. This week, children ages 18 and younger can go to a campus site in West Memphis to get breakfast and lunch.