Governor Updates COVID-19 in State

Monday, April 6, 2020

During his daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported that face-to-face classes will not resume this year for Arkansas students. Instead, the AMI system will remain in place for the remainder of the current school year. Hutchinson also reported the feeding programs, and other efforts, will also continue through the state's districts.

As of Monday afternoon, there were a total of 854 confirmed cases in the state—although there are still none in Clay County. The latest figures indicated that there have been 16 related deaths in Arkansas, with 102 documented recoveries.

The governor also indicated he felt the response was adequate, and he would not be issuing a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential matters. In earlier updates, he had indicated the impact on jobs was one of the primary reasons for continuing to operate under the current guidelines.

As of Monday afternoon, nationwide there were 352,546 confirmed cases resulting in 10,389 deaths and 18,999 documented recoveries.

More information is available on the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 information page at

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