March 16, 2020 2:35 PM
On March 16, 2020, Siloam Springs City Administrator Phillip Patterson declared a city-wide Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19. Please see the link below for the latest City restrictions, closures and cancellations.
Latest Update: August 12, 2020 2:45 PM
Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/12/2020 Press Conference
>Up 703 new cases up to 51,114 cases in Arkansas
>Of the 703= 678 community cases, 24 correctional facility cases
>Up 818 to 43816 recoveries
>6,725 active cases- 69 nursing home cases, 741 correctional, 5,915 community cases
>Down 21 to hospitalizations to 486
>Up 7 to 573 deaths
>703- increase from yesterday, down from previous three days
>Top Counties= Pulaski 78, Sebastian 43, Logan 47, Garland 42, Jefferson 33, Pope 30 more under including Washington
>4,401 tests done yesterday
>The virus is in every community of the State- both rural and urban areas
>Positivity rate- approximately 7.5% positivity
>Consortium of states and the Rockefeller Foundation will work together to strengthen our place in the marketplace for testing, commercial labs, etc. Governor signed a letter of intent to join the consortium
>Governor is visiting high school in Monticello to do a visual inspection of their preparation. To see how we can better prepare for the upcoming school year.
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August 11, 2020 2:26 PM
Governor Hutchinson 8/11/2020 COVID-19 Press Conference
>Up 383 to 50,411 cumulative cases- 313 community, 69 correctional cases
>Down 1 to 507 hospitalizations
>Up 11 deaths to 566
>4,140 tests done in last 24 hours 9.25% positivity
>Cumulative Antigen tests to date in August += 1836
>Working to provide school district level data for active cases, positivity rate and cumulative cases. Working with ACHI to get that done and be able to have that information for school districts.
>868 recovered since yesterday 42998 recovered
>6,847 active- 60 nursing home cases, 817 correctional, 5970 community cases
>Top counties= Pulaski- 63, Sebastian 31, Carrol 20
August 7, 2020 2:15 PM
Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 8/7/2020 Press Conference
>47028 yesterday, up 1011 cases
>Up 1,011 new cases to 47,028
>Up 9 hospitalizations to 523
>Up 6 deaths to 521
>48,039 cases cumulative in Arkansas>
>7,158 active cases- 53 nursing home cases, 687 correctional, 6418 community cases
>Tested 6,224 yesterday
>14 counties over 20 cases= Pulaski 182 (100 in correctional), Jefferson 61, Craighead 53, Mississippi 44, Sebastian 43, Washington 41, Independence 40, Benton 32.
>Positivity rate is over 10%
>COVID Emergency Leave for School Employees: proposed $20M from Cares Act funding, Up to 2 weeks paid leave, available for teachers and support staff, can be used by school employees who must quarantine for COVID related reasons.
>Executive Order- if you have a COVID related concern about going to the polls in November, you will be able to apply for an absentee ballot.
>High School sports (in accordance with the Arkansas Activities Association) will be able to engage in contact drills next week.