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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Governor Press Conference- Updating Data and Easing Restrictions on Pools and Splash Pads

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Governor Hutchinson Daily COVID-19 Press Conference 5/8/2020 

***Please note- City of Siloam Springs staff is working on a plan to reopen the Family Aquatic Center and the water feature at Memorial Park. While the pool normally opens the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we will not be open at that time. We will update the public once a plan and timeline for opening is complete. *** 


  • 3,665 yesterday, up 82 to 3,747 cases 

  • 12 new cases were in correctional facilities, 70 are community cases 

  • 691 are active, 131 in correctional facilities and 89 in nursing homes, 471 active “community cases” 

  • 2968 who have recovered 

  • Hospitalizations have decline from 70 to 64 

  • Deaths at 88 have remained the same 

  • 2355 tested in the last 24 hours 

  • 7 day rolling average has had a slight uptick, but still on a downward slide 

  • Active cases- on the decline from the peak around April 27 

  • Positivity remains under 5% 

  • Goal of testing 60,000 in May, which equates to 2% of the population 


Pools, splash pads, water parks and swim beaches effective May 22 

  • No entry if fever, symptoms or contact with positive patient 

  • 50% capacity 

  • 6-foot physical distancing in all areas 

  • If needed, fewer entrances so overcrowding can be controlled 

  • Markings to note distancing at slides, diving boards, anywhere with line 

  • Disinfect high touch areas frequently 

  • Tables, chairs moved 6 feet apart, family groups can sit together 

  • Maintain pool chemistry with twice daily pH testing 

  • Lifeguard training can begin today 


On Monday, May 11.  State will be going to the next stage of elective surgeries. Included are overnight stays up to 48 hours 


Arkansas Ready for Business website 


  • Steuart Walton chairman 

  • Industry specific and institution specific information to reopen the economy and business 

  • Still are in Phase One. Please continue to wear masks and socially distance.  






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