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March 16, 2020 2:35 PM

COVID-19 INFORMATION

4th Renewal of Declaration of State of Local Disaster Emergency
WHEREAS, on the 16th day of March 2020, the City Administrator of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, found that certain conditions had caused, or imminently threatened to cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in disastrous proportion in Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and
WHEREAS, such conditions created a state of affairs which endangered the public health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the borders of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the authority vested in him by A.C.A. § 12-75-108 (2018); Local disaster emergencies - Declaration, the City Administrator did thereby declare that a state of local disaster emergency existed; and
WHEREAS, on the 20th day of July 2020, the City Administrator renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state-wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 11th day of September 2020 the City Administration renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state­wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 10th day of November 2020 the City Administration renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state­wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 8th day of January 2021, the City Administrator of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas finds that the aforesaid conditions have not abated and continue to pose a severe and immediate threat to life and health.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED by the City Administrator of Siloam Springs, Arkansas:
That the City Administrator, under and by virtue of the authority vested in him by A.C.A. § 12-75-108 (2018); Local disaster emergencies - Declaration, does hereby declare that a state of local disaster emergency is hereby renewed for an additional sixty (60) days.
That the area within the borders of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, covered by this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency shall be the following area of Siloam Springs, Arkansas: CITY WIDE
That this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Clerk.
That this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency authorizes the continued activation of the response and recovery aspects of all local disaster emergency plans which are applicable to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the rendering of aid and assistance thereunder.
That any rights or powers lawfully exercised, or any actions taken pursuant to local disaster emergency plans, shall continue and have full force and effect as authorized by law unless modified or terminated in the manner prescribed by law.
DECLARED BY THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THIS gm DAY OF JANUARY 2021.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
-Phillip Patterson

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January 12, 2021 3:17 PM

Governor Hutchinson 1/12/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gfGN8caHM
>The State has received 227,500 doses of the vaccine and has given out 89,449 (39% of doses). Currently in the 1-A phase, health care workers, long term care residents/staff, and first responders.
> 24,700 doses designated for long term care facilities. Have given out 15.7% of those vaccines.
> Moving to a few 1-B subcategories on January 18. (70 and over, k-12 staff/employees, and higher education staff/teachers). These will be through community pharmacies. County by county approach. May be clinics, events for vaccinations.
> School districts will drive the teacher vaccinations.
> There are over 462,000 Arkansans aged 65 and older.
> 3,209 new cases in the last 24 hours
> An increase of 168 deaths to 4,121
> 25,702 total active cases
> Results of 6358 PCR tests, 4334 antigen tests in the last 24 hours
> Top counties: Pulaski 405, Sebastian 401, Benton 377, Washington 268, Garland 177
> Vaccination plans- Arkansas Emergency Management is helping with the plan for residents.






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January 12, 2021 2:54 PM

Governor Hutchinson 1/12/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gfGN8caHM
>The State has received 227,500 doses of the vaccine and has given out 89,449 (39% of doses). Currently in the 1-A phase, health care workers, long term care residents/staff, and first responders.
> 24,700 doses designated for long term care facilities. Have given out 15.7% of those vaccines.
> Moving to a few 1-B subcategories on January 18. (70 and over, k-12 staff/employees, and higher education staff/teachers). These will be through community pharmacies. County by county approach. May be clinics, events for vaccinations.
> School districts will drive the teacher vaccinations.
> There are over 462,000 Arkansans aged 65 and older.
> 3,209 new cases in the last 24 hours
> An increase of 168 deaths to 4,121
> 25,702 total active cases
> Results of 6358 PCR tests, 4334 antigen tests in the last 24 hours
> Top counties: Pulaski 405, Sebastian 401, Benton 377, Washington 268, Garland 177
> Vaccination plans- Arkansas Emergency Management is helping with the plan for residents.






January 6, 2021 2:33 PM

Governor Hutchinson 1/5/2020 COVID Press Conference
LIVE: Governor Hutchinson Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update (01.05.21)
> Vaccines: Category 1A (which we are in now). This category is for high priority health care workers, long term care facility staff and residents, other high priority groups (which include primary care, urgent care, college/university student health center, K-12 health clinics and school nurses, dental clinics, EMS, fire, and law enforcement who serve as first responders, pharmacies, home health, private care/personal care, hospice care, dialysis centers, corrections officers, blood donation centers).
> 180,000 Arkansans are in group 1A. The goal is to complete this vaccination category by the end of January.
> Category 1B= people who are 70 and older, frontline essential workers (teachers and school staff, food and agriculture workers, firefighters/police not in 1-A, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, child care workers, US postal service workers, essential government workers).
> Over 400,000 in category 1B (not counting essential workers). The goal is to complete this vaccination category within 60 days (about 2 months).
> Category 1C= people who are 65-69, people who are 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions, essential workers (transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing, public safety, finance, IT and communications, energy, media, public health workers).
> Could be adjustments to categories 1B and/or 1C depending on availability of vaccines, acceptance rates, etc.
> How do I get the vaccine? For 1A, hospitals and pharmacies are setting up clinics and systems for distribution.
> ADEM (Arkansas Department of Emergency Management) Director AJ Gary will also work to coordinate logistics of the vaccination initiative for 1B, 1C, and general public.
> We have received 134,425 vaccines and distributed 37,884 since December 14.
> 4,107 new cases in the last 24 hours
> 24,408 current active cases (record number)
>Up 36 deaths to 3,836
> Record high number of Arkansans hospitalized with 1,323
> 5,224 PCR tests and 3,552 antigen tests in last 24 hours
> Total of 33,334 PCR tests and 7,451 antigen tests done this month
> Top counties: Pulaski 418, Washington 399, Benton 389, Sebastian 265, Garland 232
> Hospitals are feeling the pinch with high numbers of hospitalizations
> It is up to each citizen to slow COVID down by following the 3 w’s: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance.
> “This is not an exaggeration. The numbers are as they are”. Arkansas Department of Health Secretary, Jose Romero.
> This vaccine has been shown to be safe in all phases of research.
>Emergency funds to allow teachers to take 2 weeks of paid leave if they have tested positive for COVID, are in quarantine, or are caring for a dependent who has COVID are completely depleted. Secretary Key urges school districts to consider continuing that policy providing flexible leave. There are federal funds and grants available.