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.