Ark. governor extends public health emergency through March

Ark. governor extends public health emergency through March
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is the 46th governor of the state. (Source: governor.arkansas.gov)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KSLA) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Friday, Feb. 26 that the state’s public health emergency will be extended for another 30 days.

The public health emergency will now end on March 31. The governor said he will reassess the situation then.

The current public health emergency was set to end Saturday, Feb. 27.

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Possibly, the state’s mask mandate could end on March 31 and instead become a guideline.

Hutchinson said that now, all other public health directives (excluding the mask mandate) would become guidelines. This would affect restaurants, gyms, salons, and indoor/outdoor venues.

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