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Coronavirus in Arkansas: What you need to know

A one-stop-shop for information about coronavirus in Arkansas.

ARKANSAS, USA —

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people being mildly sick to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.

How to get assistance with financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 emergency?

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What's closed because of COVID-19?

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Restaurants and Organizations providing free lunch to students during COVID-19 school closures:

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How are local hospitals responding to COVID-19?

How are local courts responding to COVID-19?

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How are businesses responding to COVID-19?

How are local universities responding to COVID-19?

How are local schools responding to COVID-19?

How is XNA responding to COVID-19?

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Resources you can use to stay up-to-date on the coronavirus in Arkansas. 

The ADH has a webpage with updates to the number of confirmed cases, and those being tested in the state. 

ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136.

Governor Asa Hutchison has provided updates about how the state is combating the disease on his YouTube page. 

5NEWS will continue to update this story with relevant information.