Reprinted with permission from the Arkansas Association of Counties. This information appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of County Lines magazine, the AAC monthly magazine.
LITTLE ROCK - There are now 179 Arkansas school districts that have had 50 or more new known COVID-19 infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, up from 171 a week ago, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement said Thursday. This is the fourth consecutive week that more than 50% of the state’s public school districts have been on the list. Twenty-six school districts were added to the list this week, and 153 remained on the list. The Piggott School District dropped off the list, while the Corning and Rector districts remain.
First phase of vaccination plan completed in Clay Co. Part one of Phase 1-B to begin Monday, Jan. 18
Phase 1-A of the state’s vaccination plan has been completed in Clay County according to Cathy Goodman, pharmacist and owner of Goodman Drug Company. Goodman is a Level 2 COVID Vaccinator which means she is qualified and registered to vaccinate the county. According to the plan, Phase 1-A makes the vaccine available for health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders, primary care, urgent care, college/university student health center, K-12 health clinics and school nurses, dental clinics, pharmacies, home health, private care/ personal care, hospice care, dialysis centers, corrections officers and blood donation centers. Phase 1-A is expected to continue through the end of January.
Arkansas Department of Health
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) has announced deadlines for the newest round of grants on the Arkansas Heritage website: http://www.arkansasheritage.com. These grant programs include the division’s popular County Courthouse Restoration Grants and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants.