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All public schools in Arkansas closed this week due to coronavirus concerns



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Governor Asa Hutchinson provided a new update on coronavirus in Arkansas after 16 COVID-19 cases were confirmed Sunday morning. He said that starting on Tuesday all public schools will be closed to on-site instruction until the end of Spring Break.

Since March 11, a total of 16 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Arkansas. COVID-19 is the disease caused by novel coronavirus.

Arkansas coronavirus hotlines: 

  • For children (staffed by Arkansas Children’s Hospital): 1-800-743-3616
  • For adults (staffed by UAMS): 1-800-632-4502

Key facts to know:

  • 16 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • Pulaski, Jefferson, Garland and Saline counties are where the individuals are located
  • 30 people are under investigation
  • 121 negative tests
  • Gov. Hutchinson announced the closure of all public schools until after Spring Break
  • Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. confirmed the city’s first community transmission case of COVID-19.
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