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World Hepatitis Day

Posted: 07/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. It is estimated that 290 million people worldwide have viral hepatitis and do not know. Hepatitis causes significant health problems, and even loss of life.

Symptoms of hepatitis C include: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-colored stool, loss of appetite, fever, Read More

Answer the Call: ADH Contact Tracers May Reach Out

Posted: 07/09/20

Little Rock, Ark. – When a patient tests positive for COVID-19, case investigators and contact tracers work backwards to trace where the person has been and who has potentially been exposed.

This work is called contact tracing, and it’s a critical step toward containing the Read More

Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

Posted: 07/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Fourth of July is coming up this week, so it’s an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions

Arkansans are advised to Read More

Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

Posted: 07/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Fourth of July is coming up this week, so it’s an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions

Arkansans are advised to Read More

COVID-19 testing events planned across state

Posted: 05/27/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health will host a series of drive-thru COVID-19 testing events at locations across the state beginning this Friday.

At each event, there will be no out-of-pocket cost for the tests, and tests will be offered to anyone who wants Read More

Arkansas State Board of Health Special Meeting

Posted: 05/15/20

WHO: Arkansas State Board of Health

WHAT: Special Teleconference Meeting

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3pm

WHERE: Teleconference

1-866-434-5269 Access Code: 7207010

WHY: Resolutions and other business

Note: For more information on the Arkansas State Board of Health, click Read More

Local Health Units to offer COVID-19 testing

Posted: 05/15/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health’s Local Health Units across the state will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Monday.   Testing is encouraged for all individuals who believe they have had contact with or been exposed to a positive case as well as anyone who is Read More

Minimizing health risks in water systems as Arkansas begins reopening

Posted: 05/05/20

Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansas enters phase one of its reopening plan, customers and workers across the state will be returning to facilities that have experienced reduced water use in recent weeks. It’s critical that building operators take steps to address potential chemical and microbial health Read More

Secretary of Health’s COVID-19 Dental Advisory Group Meeting

Posted: 05/04/20

Little Rock, Ark. – In consultation with Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith has named a COVID-19 Dental Advisory Group to provide input from the dental community regarding resuming dental services in Arkansas.

The group will meet May 5, 2020, at 3 p.m. Two representatives from Read More

Advisory for Travelers from New York State and All International Locations

Posted: 03/26/20

UPDATE: Effective June 15, 2020, there is now no quarantine requirement for travelers entering Arkansas based on the location they traveled from. This includes both domestic and international travel. The advisory below is no longer in effect.

ADH is now recommending self home quarantine for 14 days Read More

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