Recent Articles by Region 8

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

GOV: “NEA now the area of concern,” for increased COVID-19 cases; Teachers get COVID sick leave

69 new cases of COVID-19 in Craighead County

COVID-19 deaths over 500 in Ark. since March; State ‘expects’ school districts offer onsite learning 5-days a week

Unemployment fraud and back to school top topics of Governor’s press conf.

Governor Hutchinson, “Northeast Arkansas is not going in the right direction.”

  Positivity rates in Ark. at 10% as fall sports begin with no-contact team drills next week

GOV: Update coming on fall contact sports as numbers level off but remain high

ADH: Growth rate of new COVID cases by region shows Region 8 is leading the state

GOV: “These are not good numbers,” as deaths increase by 20, hospitalizations top 500

GOV: $10 million for Wi-Fi access points for students across Arkansas, free of charge

ADH: 990 new cases of COVID-19, Gov. says “that’s too high”

GOV: Ark. reports highest number of community COVID-19 cases in one day

33 new COVID-19 cases reported in Craighead County

Ark. sets new high in number of people hospitalized by COVID-19

Ark. ranks 3rd in hospitalizations; higher than states with greater number of cases

Governor to meet with sheriffs across Ark. over new mask mandate

Gov. Hutchinson announces statewide mandate for face coverings

Arkansas reaches 30,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases

ADH: 1,000 complaints about COVID non-compliance with businesses pending review

GOV: “Masks are the one tool we have to battle the spread of the virus and to be in public”

Friday COVID numbers in Ark: 5,847 active; 402 hospitalized; 313 deaths; and 20,642 recovered total

Start of Ark. school year pushed back due to COVID-19 worries

POLL: 54% of Arkansans oppose large events resuming this fall

Ark. sees increases in hospitalizations and unemployment identity theft fraud cases related to COVID-19

Ark. increasing COVID-19 contact tracers

Largest single-day increase in Arkansas with 878 new COVID-19 cases

Craighead Co. seven-day rolling average trending down, Gov. says

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes merit pay increase for state employees

Arkansas reaches 20,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases