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Advisory for Travelers from New York State and All International Locations

Posted: 03/26/20

ADH is now recommending self home quarantine for 14 days for all travelers from New York State and all international locations.  This is due to high rates of COVID-19 in New York as well as in a growing number of international locations. In the interest of the public health, Read More

COVID-19 in 3 Arkansas Nursing Homes

Posted: 03/20/20

Little Rock - The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is working closely with the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Healthcare Association to address cases of COVID-19 in three nursing homes across the state. The nursing homes affected are Apple Creek Nursing and Rehab in Centerton, The Read More

ADH Currently Testing Two People for Coronavirus Disease 2019

Posted: 03/02/20

Little Rock, Ark. –  The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Public Health Laboratory is currently testing two people for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These two people are considered persons under investigation (PUI).

The ADH Lab now has the capability to test for COVID-19. Negative test results indicate Read More

Person Under Investigation in AR for 2019 nCOV Tests Negative for Virus

Posted: 02/29/20

Little Rock - Today, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) received results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the person under investigation for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The results show the patient does NOT have COVID-19.

ADH continues to work closely with the Read More

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparation

Posted: 02/27/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is working closely with local, state and federal partners to stay up to date on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) activity in the nation and the world. The ADH has plans and protocols in place to respond to public health threats Read More

ADH Receives Test Results for Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 02/02/20

Little Rock - Today, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) received results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the person under investigation for novel coronavirus. The results show the patient does NOT have novel coronavirus.

ADH continues to work closely with the Read More

ADH Awaits Coronavirus Test Results

Posted: 01/31/20

Little Rock - The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has not yet received test results from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for the person under investigation for novel coronavirus. ADH will release a statement to the public once results are received.   

Additionally, Read More

Test results not yet received for patient under investigation for novel coronavirus in Arkansas

Posted: 01/30/20

Yesterday, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reported that Arkansas currently has one patient under investigation for novel coronavirus. A patient under investigation means that the person is being tested to determine if they have novel coronavirus. Testing for Read More

HPSA Designation

Posted: 01/15/20

Little Rock - Crittenden County has been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

HPSAs are areas with a shortage of primary health care professionals and facilities. This designation can be based on several criteria, including Read More

Dr. Laura Williams Receives National Recognition for Contributions to Preventing HPV Cancers

Posted: 12/16/19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, and Association of American Cancer Institutes Recognize Dr. Laura Williams with HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award

Little Rock, Ark. – Dr. Laura Williams, pediatrician with River City Pediatrics in Little Rock, has been Read More

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