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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

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

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