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With all the news hype going around, it’s easy to start panicking about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The disease has officially reached America and many states are reporting cases. While it poses a threat to the health of many Americans, most people who have contracted the virus only show mild symptoms similar to those of the common cold or the flu.

We understand how frightening this situation is becoming to many people with so many businesses and schools shutting down, so we’re here to provide you with steps you can take to try to help prevent infection, to keep you updated on local COVID-19 news, and to even provide care to those who have been affected by the disease.

Check out the latest news on COVID-19 and our Coronavirus FAQ below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please schedule a virtual visit or stop in for a checkup and speak directly with one of our providers.  If needed, we now also offer dedicated COVID-19 testing centers!

  • Central Arkansas Coronavirus News

    At least 508 cases presumed positive in Arkansas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    City-wide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.!

    Maumelle Police Department is on Priority Dispatch Protocol.

    Effective 3.20.2020, restaurants and bars must be drive-thru or to-go only; no dine-in options should be available!

    All Arkansas schools K-12 closed until 4.17.2020!

    Closures/Cancelations

    • State parks are open but lodges and houses are closed, only option to stay in tents and RV's, they have started contactless check-in’s to reduce the amount of human contact, all bathhouses will be closed, Troopers and park officials will be monitoring the park at all times to make sure social distancing is being abided by.

    • Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival postponed until 9.25-9.27.2020

    • Arkansas Historical Association 2020 annual conference canceled

    • Arkansas Climate Accord: Personal Stories, Community Solutions, rescheduled to 10.2.2020

    • Architecture + Design Network lecture with Mason Toms canceled

    • 6th Annual “Kidz Runnin’ The Show” Corvette Car Show canceled

    • Kroger locations hours 7 a.m.-9 p.m., senior hour the first-hour Monday-Thursday

    • Hospitals, clinics, and mental health facilities are mandated to screen staff and visitors for temperature and symptoms.

    • All Arkansas bars and restaurants will be closed for dine-in services, to-go order may continue.

    • Indoor venues such as gyms are closed to non-essential functions

    • The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith offices closed, tours and talks canceled, and spring break program canceled

    • Saracen Casino Annex-Pine Bluff closed until end of March

    • Murphy Arts District, El Dorado, canceling shows until at least 4.1.2020

    • James McMurtry show (originally 4.3.2020) canceled

    • Hot Springs Convention Center, including Bank OZK Arena, closed until at least 4.1.2020

    • Fort Smith Regional Art Museum closed until further notice

    • Fort Smith Museum of History closed until further notice

    • Fort Smith Convention Center closed until 4.30.2020

    • The Clayton House in Fort Smith closed until 3.31.2020, events postponed

    • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA (originally 4.9.2020) postponed

    • Boone County Library closed until further notice

    • The Barkus on Main Mardi Gras dog parade postponed

    • Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale closed until 4.7.2020

    • Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Piggott; Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home at Dyess; Lakeport Plantation at Lakeport; Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at Tyronza; and the Historic V.C. Kays House on the Jonesboro campus, closed until the end of April.

    • Arkansas Historical Association 2020 conference (originally 4.16-4.18.2020) canceled

    • Argenta Community Theater postpones Billy Elliott to 5.13-5.23.2020 and Memphis to 7.22-8.1.2020

    • AMC Theatres closed until further notice

    • The Sherwood District court postpones all First Appearances and trials (Traffic, Criminal, Civil, and Small Claim), until after 4.15.2020

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Oscar Washington, Jr. Educational Fund (OWJEF) scholarship banquet (originally 4.11.2020) rescheduled to 6.6.2020

    • Regal Cinemas closed until further notice

    • Southland Casino Racing closed until further notice

    • Disney on Ice, "Dream Big" (originally 4.2-4.5.2020) canceled

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands cancels first half of 2020 tax auction season

    • Audubon Society of Central Arkansas events in March and April canceled

    • Faulkner County closes all offices to public

    • Fayetteville Public Library closed until 3.29.2020

    • College’s Center for Humanities and Arts postponed to 8.12.2020

    • Little Rock Climbing Center temporarily closed

    • Pulaski County Quorum Court meeting scheduled for March 24 will take place as scheduled but will be limited to Quorum Court members, the County Judge, and some essential staff

    • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge closed until further notice

    • Revised store hours for all Trader Joe’s Locations 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • 2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop canceled

    • Arkansas Arts Center Riverdale location: closed until further notice, programs canceled or postponed through 3.30.2020

    • Arkansas Association of County Agricultural Agents annual banquet canceled

    • Arkansas College Media Association Conference canceled

    • Arkansas Department of Transportation regional meetings canceled

    • Arkansas Local Food Network closed through 3.28.2020

    • Arkansas Pie Festival postponed

    • Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission meeting canceled

    • Arkansas Public Theatre shows postponed

    • Arkansas Repertory Theatre canceling all activities until mid-April

    • Arkansas Roots Music Festival canceled

    • Arkansas State Parks programs canceled through 5.13.2020

    • Arts Center of the Ozarks Springdale closed until 4.7.2020

    • Baby Shark Live! postponed

    • Boswell Mourot Fine Art opening of Ray Parker exhibition postponed

    • Center at Bishop Park in Bryant closed through 3.30.2020

    • Centre at University Park Closed through 3.30.2020

    • Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd concert postponed

    • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville closed through 3.31.2020, programs and events for March and April are canceled

    • DecARcerate: Inside Out poetry reading on 3.31.2020 canceled

    • Delta Symposium: The Haunted South canceled

    • Diamond Chef Arkansas competition rescheduled to 10.15.2020

    • Dunbar Community Center closed through 3.30.2020

    • East Little Rock Community Center closed through 3.30.2020

    • Go! Running weekly Thursday night runs canceled until further notice

    • Jonesboro Senior centers and community centers are closed for at least a week

    • KASU Bluegrass canceled

    • Lauren Daigle Concert: postponed to 8.13.2020

    • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site screenings of films Home of the Brave events postponed.

    • Little Rock golf courses closed until 3.30.2020

    • Little Rock tennis courts closed until 3.30.2020

    • Lucie’s Place drop-in center closed until further notice

    • Master Singers Concert of Worship canceled

    • Mary Gauthier show postponed.

    • The Momentary through 3.31.2020, programs and events for March and April canceled

    • Murry’s Dinner Playhouse rescheduling Travis Ledoyt concerts, reducing seating, plating meals instead of having buffet, and postponing opening of Perfect Wedding

    • Museum of Native American History Bentonville closed until 4.3.2020

    • All community centers and adult fitness centers in North Little Rock closed until at least 3.30.2020

    • Nunsense II: The Second Coming postponed

    • Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center closed until 3.30.2020

    • Ouachita Challenge canceled

    • Pine Bluff Aquatic Center closed until 3.31.2020

    • RockCity Hacks canceled

    • Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program canceled

    • Southwest Community Center closed until 3.30.2020

    • St. Michael's Episcopal Church all services suspended through March

    • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Religious Education classes canceled until further notice

    • Stephens Community Center closed through 3.30.2020

    • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Arkansas State University postponed

    • Thea Foundation's AMRtists Drawing Exhibition canceled

    • Thea Foundation's April Art Department exhibition canceled

    • U.S. Senator John Boozman cancels mobile office events

    • Griffin Planetarium shows canceled

    • Weekend Theater in Little Rock canceled through first week of April

    • West Central Community Center closed until 3.30.2020

    • White County annual Master Gardener plant sale canceled

    • Wildwood Park for the Arts grounds will remain open, shows being rescheduled

    • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute closed until 3.29.2020

    • Youth Home Eggshibition postponed

    • The Arkansas New Play Festival moves from early April to summer

    • TheatreSquared in Fayetteville has rescheduled performances

    • Oxford American’s Southern Words reading featuring Leesa Cross-Smith postponed

    • Women’s Foundation of Arkansas’ Girls of Promise conference postponed

    • 2nd Division Circuit Court jury orientation canceled

    • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert postponed

    • Diocese of Little Rock mass suspended

    • Park Hill Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock canceling services until 3.27.2020

    • Walton Arts Center performances canceled until 4.5.2020

    • Argenta Acoustic Music Series postponed

    • Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff closed until 4.7.2020

    • Arkansas Veterans Coalition Meeting rescheduled to 5.22.2020

    • Christ Church, Little Rock closed through 3.30.2020 but will live stream services, 4.3.2020 reception postponed

    • Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition canceled

    • Feast of St. Joseph Celebration and Farm Stand canceled

    • Go Red for Women luncheon for the American Heart Association of Arkansas postponed

    • Jazz at the Joint canceled until further notice

    • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History closed until 3.29.2020

    • Potluck & Poison Ivy: “An Evening with KaToya Fleming” canceled

    • Regional Dance America Southwest Festival canceled

    • The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) has suspended all spring sports/activities to 3.30.2020.

    • Annual Gala – Under the Big Top canceled 

    • Bach - Beethoven - Gjeilo concert canceled 

    • Bill Harmon Recreation Center closed 3.30.2020 

    • Central Arkansas Library System programs canceled through 3.30.2020, locations will stay open 

    • Chris Smither concert canceled 

    • Henson Tennis Center closed 3.30.2020 

    • Oaklawn horse races closed to public, casino closed until 3.30.2020

    • Rights After Wrongs canceled 

    • River Center Park in Benton closed 3.29.2020 

    • Sherwood Sports Complex closed 3.30.2020 

    • Little Rock Zoo closed until 3.30.2020

    • Zoo Foundation's Wild Wines fundraiser rescheduled to 9.25-9.26.2020 

    • William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock closed 3.31.2020 

    • Jim Dailey Fitness Center Closed

    • Arkansas State Capitol closed until further notice. 

    • Arlo Guthrie concert canceled, postponed 10.4.2020 

    • Bentonville Bike Fest postponed 8.7-8.9.2020 

    • Bryant Aquatic Center closed 3.30.2020 

    • Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Book Sale canceled 

    • Little Rock Police Unity Ball canceled 

    • Little Rock Sustainability Summit will be held on City's YouTube channel

    • ACANSA Spring Break Arts Camps canceled 

    • All activities at Benton Parks Systems canceled 3.29.2020 

    • Clinton Center public programs canceled 3.30.2020 

    • Little Rock Open Data Days canceled through 4.4.2020 

    • Valley of the Vapors festival canceled 

    • Women’s Business Leadership Conference at Arkansas State postponed 

    School Closures

    • Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled: Sammie Gail Sanders Children’s Learning Center closed until 4.17.2020

    • All K-12 schools closed until 4.17.2020

    • University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain all online until 3.30.2020

    • University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton online instruction until further notice

    • University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville remote coursework until further notice

    • Southeast Arkansas Community College closed until 3.30.2020

    • South Arkansas Community College extending spring break through 3.27.2020

    • Shorter College using alternative teaching methods until 3.30.2020

    • Phillips Community College at the University of Arkansas online courses until further notice

    • Ozarka College extending spring break through 3.27.2020

    • North Arkansas College online-only courses until end of March

    • National Park College moves to online-only instruction through at least 4.5.2020

    • East Arkansas Community College has alternate course delivery until 3.30.2020

    • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas campus closed to students until 3.27.2020

    • Black River Technical College currently closed to students and the public, existing online-only courses will continue

    • Arkansas State University classes online until the end of the spring semester, residence halls, cafeteria, and library will remain open.

    • Arkansas State University-Beebe transitioned to alternative course delivery through 4.3.2020

    • Arkansas State University Mid-South remote instruction until further notice

    • Arkansas State University-Mountain Home online classes until further notice

    • Arkansas State University-Newport: online and distance learning through at least 4.3.2020

    • Arkansas State University-Three Rivers online or distance learning exclusively until further notice, laboratory coursework will be handled on a case-by-case basis

    • Lyon College classes suspended until further notice

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020 and 7.18.2020

    • 4-H Shooting Sports Championships canceled

    • 4-H Veterinary Science field trip canceled

    • Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts remote instruction begins 3.17-3.29.2020

    • Clinton School of Public Service classes moved online for the remainder of the spring semester; spring semester public events, including Clinton School Speaker Series programs and the National Community Philanthropy Conference, are canceled or postponed

    • Central Arkansas Christian closed through 3.27.2020

    • Arkansas State University-Mountain Home classes online from 3.17.2020 until further notice

    • Arkansas State University ABI DNA Day Celebration canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Agriculture honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Education and Behavioral Science honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Engineering and Computer Science honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Sciences and Mathematics honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University Concert Choir concert postponed to 4.21.2020

    • Arkansas State University Department of Communications honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University Department of Media honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University faculty recital by Dr. Bruce Faske postponed

    • Arkansas State University Neil Griffin College of Business honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University Phi Kappa Phi honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University screening of the documentary film Resilience postponed

    • Arkansas State University Spring Social Work Conference canceled

    • Arkansas State University spring sports competitions suspended

    • Arkansas State University Transfer Preview Day canceled

    • Arkansas State University Undergraduate Studies honors banquet canceled

    • Henderson State University classes held online

    • Hendrix College remote instruction begins 3.30.2020

    • Ouachita Baptist University online classes 3.30-4.12.2020

    • Southern Arkansas University Magnolia classes resume 3.30.2020

    • Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden spring break extended through 3.27.2020

    • UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start in Pulaski County closed until 3.30.2020

    • University of Arkansas Fayetteville classes online from 3.16.2020 until end of spring semester

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock classes online until further notice, all events canceled through 4.30.2020

    • University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service retirees meeting canceled

    • University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College classes canceled, online and hybrid classes held online through 3.30.2020

    • University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture artificial insemination workshops postponed

    • University of Central Arkansas classes online from 3.17.2020 until end of the semester

  • Texarkana/Atlanta Coronavirus News

    At least 508 cases presumed positive in Arkansas and at least 2,877 cases presumed positive in Texas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Bowie County issues shelter-in-place order.

    Both Texas and Arkansas sides of Texarkana are under a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice. The only exceptions are those traveling home, to work, or a pharmacy.

    HealthCARE Express Wake Village is now a designated COVID-19 testing center.

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight 3.20.2020 through midnight 4.3.2020.

    Effective 3.20.2020, restaurants and bars must be drive-thru or to-go only; no dine-in options should be available!

    Texarkana minors to voluntarily adhere to a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

    All Arkansas schools K-12 closed until 4.17.2020!

    All Texas K-12 schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, CDLs, and election identification certificates.

    Closures/Cancelations

    • The Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana, Arkansas, is only open to the public by appointment. This is to abide by the rule of limiting to 10 people per area.

    • All playgrounds in Texarkana, Texas are closed

    • All hair salons, tattoo studios, massage parlors, and nail salons must close until further notice, effective 11:59 p.m. 3.26.2020

    • Made in the Shade hours changed, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    • Price Hardware hours changing to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice, open at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays for our elderly, pregnant, and immunocompromised customers.

    • Texas A&M Texarkana postponing graduation

    • Cooper Tire temporarily ceasing operations until 4.5.2020

    • All dine-in restaurants closed until at least 4.3.2020. Drive-thru, to-go, and delivery options available at some locations. 

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended until at least 4.3.2020. 

    • T-Line Changing Hours effective 3.23.2020, Monday – Saturday: 5:30 am – 10:30 am and 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    • Arkansas State Police have implemented a temporary and limited adjustment in Class D (conventional motor vehicle) driver license testing effective at 8 p.m. today. This change does not apply to commercial driver license applicants.

    • Macedonia-Eylau Municipal Utility District is no longer taking in-person payments until further notice

    • The Museums System: Museum of Regional History, Ace of Clubs House, Discovery Place Interactive Museum and the P.J. Ahern Homem closed until at least 3.27.2020

    • Texarkana Public Library will be closed until further notice

    • Guaranty Bank & Trust is closing all bank lobbies

    • Commercial National Bank has closed all bank lobbies

    • Collins Senior Center closed until further notice

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • CHRISTUS Health & Fitness Center closed

    • The Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce is closing their office to the public until at least 4.3.2020

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Farmers Bank & Trust closing all lobbies until further notice

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce Business2Business Breakfast canceled

    • T-Line Transit Center lobby at 1402 Texas Blvd. has limited hours from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. until further notice

    • Texas DMV Texarkana Office is drive-thru only until 3.27.2020

    • New Boston City Hall is closed to all visitors 

    • Wadley Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions

    • Party with Picassos organized by TRAHC's Women for the Arts rescheduling

    • Spring Break Art Camp organized by the TRAHC canceled

    • The University of Arkansas at Hope moved the TEDxUAHT event to 8.15.2020 

    • Perot Theatre and the Regional Arts Center closed through end of March

    • The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra has rescheduled the upcoming "Happy Birthday, Ludwig!" concert to 8.22.2020 and has canceled all shows in March and April

    • Texarkana Water Utilities and Southwest Arkansas REA no longer accepting in-person payments until further notice

    • Some court hearings and trials postponed, check to make sure your jury or hearing is canceled

    • Super One Foods open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. until further notice

    • Jonquil Festival canceled

    • Teal Trot canceled

    • Opportunities Inc. main campus closed until 3.20.2020

    • Perot Theatre bookings suspended 

    • Texarkana Sports Complexes closed and play suspended until 3.30.2020

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Texarkana Soccer Association games canceled 3.29.2020

    • The Miller County Republican Women event with Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been postponed

    • 12th annual Texarkana Torch Awards are canceled

    • Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council temporarily halting scheduling of future events

    School Closures

    • DeKalb, Hooks, New Boston, Redwater, Simms, Malta, and Maud ISD closed until 5.1.2020.

    • All Morris and Cass County schools push closure until 5.4.2020

    • PGISD

    • Arkansas schools closed until 4.13.2020

    • Liberty-Eylau extends closure until 4.10.2020

    • UIL extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities until May.

    • University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campuses closed until 3.29.2020

    • Texarkana, Arkansas, School District has announced it will provide a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch that will be available Monday through Friday at two of its campuses during the closure:

      — College Hill Elementary, 200 Artesian

      — North Heights Junior High School, 2118 E. 35th Street

    • Williams School closed 3.17-3.31.2020

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

    • Texarkana College classes canceled until 3.30.2020, classes available online

    • Texas A&M Texarkana athletic events suspended 3.30.2020

    • All public schools in Arkansas closed until 3.30.2020

    • Texas A&M Texarkana moving to online classes starting 3.23.2020

    • Southern Arkansas University moving to online classes 3.30.2020 until end of the semester, classes before spring break canceled

  • Paris Coronavirus News

    At least 2,877 cases presumed positive in Texas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    “Mrs. Tracy and JoJo” from the Library are uploading story times for the community since the Library is shut down.

    WiFires offering FREE INTERNET Downtown and at the Splash Pad so kids may do their school work if they do not have internet.

    Paris City Council extends disaster declaration for another 30 days.

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight 3.20.2020 through midnight 4.3.2020.

    All Texas K-12 schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, CDLs, and election identification certificates.

    Closures/Cancelations

    • Recycling efforts suspended until further notice.

    • Driver's License offices closed until further notice.

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Elderly hour: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

    • All dine-in restaurants closed until at least 4.3.2020. Drive-thru, to-go, and delivery options available at some locations. 

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended until at least 4.3.2020. 

    • Red River Credit Union closing lobby and banking areas to public until further notice, ATMs still available

    • First Federal Bank closing lobby and banking areas to public until further notice, ATMs still available

    • Lamar National bank closing lobby to public until further notice, ATMs still available

    • Brookshire’s reduced hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    • PetCo reducing hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., grooming still available

    • Home Depot reducing hours to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Canton Trade Days closes

    • People’s Bank in Paris lobbies closed until further notice

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • Dollar General now has shopping hours for senior citizens: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. 

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Liberty National Bank locations closing their lobbies to the public until further notice

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • United Way of Lamar County closing their VITA program

    • Business after hours at Paris Chevrolet will be rescheduled for a later date

    • Downtown Mini Golf postponed 

    • The City of Paris and Paris Fire Department postpone firefighter entrance exam

    • Paris Regional Medical Center restricting visiting hours, visitors will be screened

    • Local jails suspending visitation

    • Heritage House at Paris Rehab and Nursing restricting visitors

    School Closures

    • All Texas schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    • UIL extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities until May.

    • Paris Junior College moving classes online 4.23.2020

    • All Oklahoma State Schools closed until 4.6.2020

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

    • ETBU Closed until March 23 

    • University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler extends spring break until March 20

    • Angelina College announces extension of spring break through March 23

    • Texas A&M cancels classes through March 20, classes to resume online March 23

    • TJC to extend spring break through March 20

    • Stephen F. Austin State University’s Spring Break extended 2 days; classes being prepared to be moved online until at least 4.6.2020 

    • UT Tyler extending spring break through 3.20.2020, classes starting on 3.23.2020 will be online 

    • Texas A&M resumes classes 3.18.2020 

  • Mt. Pleasant Coronavirus News

    At least 2,877 cases presumed positive in Texas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight 3.20.2020 through midnight 4.3.2020.

    All Texas K-12 schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, CDLs, and election identification certificates.

    Curfew now being enforced for minors (17 years old and younger) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Violators will receive a citation and a fine.

    Closures/Cancelations

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • All dine-in restaurants closed until at least 4.3.2020. Drive-thru, to-go, and delivery options available at some locations. 

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended until at least 4.3.2020. 

    • Guaranty Bank and Trust limiting public use of lobby

    • Daingerfield Public Library closed until further notice

    • American National Bank lobby open by appointment only, drive-thru and ATM available, open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday

    • MPYP Networking Event 3.26.2020 canceled

    • Friday Burger Party 4.3.2020 canceled

    • Education Committee Meeting 4.8.2020 canceled

    • Business After Hours 4.9.2020 canceled

    • Quarterly Business Meeting on 4.16.2020 canceled

    • MPYP Networking Event on 4.30.2020 canceled

    • Cinco de Mayo Pageant canceled

    • Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce will be canceling all events, committee meetings, and programs through 4.30.2020. In addition to this, the 6th annual Cinco de Mayo on the Square has been rescheduled for 9.19.2020. 

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • McDonald’s has closed dining rooms and is drive-thru only until further notice

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Whataburger closing lobbies for time being, drive-thru still available

    • Starbucks suspending indoor and outdoor seating, drive-thru and mobile pick-up still available

    • Chick-fil-a dining areas closed but drive-thru is available

    • All soccer fields closed until 4.1.2020

    • All City-sponsored events, programs, and activities are canceled through 4.30.2020

    • Privately booked functions are canceled immediately, customers may change their reservations to a later date beginning after 4.30.2020, or they may cancel without any fees or penalties.

    • Organized sports teams use of city-owned fields, including soccer and baseball fields, are suspended until at least 4.1.2020

    • Playgrounds, Trails, Public Restrooms currently remain open during normal hours, but this is subject to change park, tests positive for COVID-19. Anyone who feels they may be sick should stay home.

    • City meetings that are non-essential such as certain boards or commissions will be canceled until further notice. Staff and council members are encouraged to hold all one-on-one meetings via telephone/teleconferencing.

    • City Council meetings will continue as scheduled at this time.

    • Hindsight 2020: A Murder Mystery Dinner Canceled 
    • All programs and activities at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library canceled through 4.30.2020, but the library is open. 

    School Closures

    • All Texas schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    • UIL extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities until May.

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

    • ETBU Closed until 3.23.2020

    • University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler extends spring break until 3.20.2020

    • Angelina College announces extension of spring break through 3.23.2020

    • Texas A&M cancels classes through 3.20.2020 classes to resume online 3.23.2020

    • TJC to extend spring break through 3.20.2020

    • Stephen F. Austin State University’s Spring Break extended 2 days; classes being prepared to be moved online until at least 4.6.2020 

    • UT Tyler extending spring break through 3.20.2020, classes starting on 3.23.2020 will be online 

    • Texas A&M resumes classes 3.18.2020 

  • Oklahoma City Metro Coronavirus News

    At least 481 presumed positive in Oklahoma. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Moore, OK has closed all restaurant dining areas, gyms, movie theaters, public library, parks and recreation, senior centers, bars, and lounges

    Oklahoma public schools to continue remote instruction until end of May 2020

    Closures/Cancelations

    • The 2020 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN competition will not be taking place in Tulsa as planned. Officials say they won't go through with the original date scheduled, May 31, and are working on finding other options. 

    • The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office/Oklahoma County jail lobby will be closed to the general public

    • Mercy is postponing non-urgent imaging services in compliance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American College of Radiology

    • The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) Northeast Regional and Southern Oaks clinics will close until further notice

    • Cultivar Mexican Kitchen will be closed until further notice

    • Gaming operations at Grand Casino Resort & Hotel and FireLake Casino have been temporarily suspended until 4.1.2020

    • All Lucky Star Casino locations will close at 11:59 p.m. 3.19.2020 and will remain closed tentatively until 4.3.2020

    • The Oklahoma City National Memorial remembrance ceremony canceled, will be rescheduled

    • All Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m until further notice

    • Quail Springs Mall adjusted hours to 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

    • OKC Outlets in Oklahoma City will operate on temporary hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice

    • Northpark Mall will be closed until further notice, starting at 5:00 p.m. 3.18.2020

    • Penn Square Mall will be closed until 3.29.2020, effective 7 p.m. 3.18.2020

    • Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa will be closed until 3.29.2020, effective 7 p.m. 3.18.2020

    • Tulsa Parks and Recreation have closed all community and specialty centers. They have also canceled all public programming and rentals until further notice. Outdoor parks and green spaces are still open during park hours.

    • Tulsa Municipal Courts will close for 30 days beginning 3.18.2020

    • The CARE Center closed until further notice

    • Remington Park closing casino operations and on-track betting room until further notice, live racing will continue without on-site spectators

    • The Archbishop of Oklahoma City has suspended public Mass in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City through 4.12.2020

    • The Arts Council OKC has canceled the 2020 Festival of the Arts

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • 10GYM locations will be closed until 3.31.2020

    • Macy's, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet, and Market by Macy’s closed until 3.31.2020

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • All YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City locations closed until further notice

    • McDonald’s has closed dining rooms and is drive-thru only until further notice

    • Harkins Theatres closed through end of March

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Whataburger closing lobbies for time being, drive-thru still available

    • AMC Theater Locations closed for 6-12 weeks

    • Muscogee (Creek) Nation closing casinos and resorts until end of March

    • Annual Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Chickasha canceled

    • Life Time Clubs closed until further notice

    • The Cleveland County Family YMCA has closed facilities, programs and events to the public until end of March

    • All Gold's Gym locations closed until end of March

    • Oklahoma City Riversport closed activities and facilities until 4.18.2020

    • The Iron Thistle Celtic Festival canceled

    • Wagoner County Courthouse closed until 3.30.2020

    • The Cherokee Nation suspends all operations for casinos and hotels until further notice

    • Tulsa Mayfest canceled

    • Tulsa Transit has decided to close the inside waiting areas of their Denver Avenue Station and Memorial Midtown Station, outside stalls remain available and other services continue as normal

    • The Oklahoma Orchid Society Show & Sale scheduled for 5.2-5.3.2020 is canceled

    • All Chickasaw Nation owned casinos will be closed until 3.31.2020

    • The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum closed until 4.1.2020 (at least)

    • WinStar World Casino & Resort closed until 3.31.2020

    • Tulsa's Gathering Place is closed, external pathways open during normal park hours

    • The Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City has canceled their winners’ recital

    • Unity in the Community event canceled, plans to reschedule it for the summer. 

    • The Redbud Classic canceled all its activities and events for 2020

    • Starbucks suspending indoor and outdoor seating, drive-thru and mobile pick-up still available

    • Chick-fil-a dining areas closed but drive-thru is available

    • The Foo Fighters concert postponed until 12.1.2020

    • The Oklahoma Aquarium closed until further notice

    • Tulsa Music Awards postpones 3rd Annual Oil Fire Tulsa Music Awards until 6.13.2020

    • Alan Jackson concert postponed until 6.25.2020

    • The Tulsa Zoo will be closed until further notice

    • First United Methodist Church Tulsa closed 3.15.-3.21.2020

    • Smoke & Guns 7 rescheduled to 6.20.2020

    • City of Cushing officials have decided to close the Cushing Public Library, the Cushing Youth and Community Center, and the Cushing Senior Citizens Center until 4.1.2020

    • Cushing Municipal Court is postponed until 4.7.2020

    • All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed 3.15-3.29.2020

    • The McKnight Center in Stillwater postpones all events through 4.5.2020

    • The ECHL canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season

    • Leonardo's Children's Museum in Enid is closed until further notice

    • Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum closed 

    • The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon postponed until 10.4.2020

    • The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum has made the decision to close to the public until 3.28.2020. All public programs are canceled, including presentations at the Museum and any programs off-site.

    • The Norman Swap Meet event has been canceled.

    • Tulsa Chorale postponing concert and panel events

    • Monster Jam at the BOK Center has been postponed

    • Crossings Community Church in Edmond and OKC will hold all services online

    • All weekend services at Church on the Move have been canceled

    • Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College is postponing the Signature Classics concert, Beethoven 5

    • The City of Tulsa cancels all city-sponsored events with crowds of 250 or more as well as events permitted by the city until 4.15.2020

    • The Oklahoma City Zoo will temporarily close until 3.23.2020 (date is tentative)

    • Toby Mac's show postponed

    • Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center closed until further notice.

    • Tulsa County Presiding District Judge William LaFortune announced all jury trials canceled from 3.30-4.13.2020

    • The Tulsa County Library will be closed for at least two weeks

    • The Wanenmacher's Tulsa arms show canceled

    • MercyMe concert postponed to 4.3.2020

    • Frontier City is temporarily closing the park until the end of March and will evaluate the situation then 

    • Carrie Underwood concert at the Choctaw Casino in Durant postponed to 9.11.2020

    • The 21c Hotel is closed until next week

    • Railroad Earth has canceled the remaining dates on their winter tour

    • Baby Shark LIVE! at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed, no rescheduling date yet

    • Sam Noble Museum is closing from 3.14.2020 to 4.5.2020, all programs and events canceled

    • Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real have postponed their April 29 appearance

    • The Tulsa Honor Academy (THA) postponed THA Fiesta

    • The USL has suspended its 2020 season for at least 30 days

    • The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has canceled  March Chamber Forum

    • The Stockyards City St. Patrick's Parade canceled.

    • The Norman Music Festival postponed until 8.27-8.29.2020

    • River Spirit Casino shows postponed, tickets still valid for later events or refunds will be provided

    • The Oklahoma City Dodgers' season will be delayed

    • The Women's College World Series (WCWS) canceled

    • Gathering Place in Tulsa is remaining open but all indoor activities have been canceled through spring break

    • Rep. Kendra Horn's Saturday appearance in Shawnee for a Tribal Community Town Hall has been canceled.

    • The ECHL suspended its season until further notice.

    • The City of Jenks has suspended all public gatherings in City Hall until 4.6.2020

    • Jenks' Fire Station 2 has suspended all public gatherings at their station until 4.6.2020

    • KISS' show at the BOK Center been postponed until 10.4.2020

    • The Dan + Shay show rescheduled to 6.30.2020

    • The USL suspended 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days

    • Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Celebration is canceled. 

    • National Cowboy Museum postpones debut of new $15 million education expansion. 

    • Big 12 Conference has suspended all activities until March 29. 

    • The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has canceled its March Chamber Forum. 

    • The OSSAA has postponed all state basketball tournaments 

    • The Michael Buble show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, scheduled for April 3, has been postponed. There is no reschedule date available yet. 

    • The OK Contemporary Arts Center has postponed all events tied to its opening week, including Opening Celebration, Grand Opening and regular opening hours. 

    • The Medieval Fair of Norman, set for April 3-5, has been canceled. 

    • Chickasaw Nation events scheduled March 14-22 have been canceled. This includes The Three Sisters Celebration, National Learn About Butterflies Day and Genealogy Day. 

    • The Glitch Mob has postponed its tour, including an April 29 concert at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City. 

    • The Oklahoma Soccer Association (OSA) has suspended games played in state-run leagues (e.g., traveling rec, OPL) until March 23. All games between March 13-22 have been postponed. 

    • The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City sports department has postponed youth and adult games and practices until March 23. 

    • The Oklahoma Premier Clubs (OPC) have suspended league play through April 6. All league games will be postponed. The plan is for those games to be played at a later date. League officials will reevaluate toward the end of the month. 

    • The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has decided to cancel all large volunteer shifts at its volunteer center facility. The cancellation is effective March 15 until further notice. Organizers say they are also canceling all events scheduled for March, including the annual Chefs’ Feast. 

    • Cher Concert at the OKC Chesapeake Energy arena postponed to 9.18.2020

    School Closures

    • Oklahoma public schools to continue remote instruction until end of May 2020

    • Oklahoma Christian University will transition all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester

    • Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee announced that all courses will be taught fully online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester

    • University of Oklahoma,  University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University have announced they will be transitioning to online classes for the remainder of the semester.

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Rogers State University in Claremore is extending spring break to include 3.23-3.27.2020

    • The OU College of Medicine 'Match Day’ canceled

    • ASTEC Charter Schools closed 3.13.2020, all activities canceled

    • Eastern Ok. Co. Tech Ctr. closed 3.13.2020, all activities canceled

    • Harding Charter Prep closed 3.13.2020, all activities canceled

    • KIPP OKC College Prep closed 3.13.2020, all activities canceled

    • Metro Tech all campuses closed 3.13.2020

    • Oklahoma Christian transitioning to online classes starting with 3.22.2020 sessions until at least 4.3.2020. Grad classes meet as scheduled next week.

  • Longview Coronavirus News

    At least 2,877cases presumed positive in Texas. At least 1 case confirmed. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Longview under "shelter-in-place" order.

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight 3.20.2020 through midnight 4.3.2020.

    All Texas K-12 schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, CDLs, and election identification certificates.

    Closures/Cancelations

    • All dine-in restaurants closed until at least 4.3.2020. Drive-thru, to-go, and delivery options available at some locations. 

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended until at least 4.3.2020.

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Longview Municipal Court has suspended all Bench and Jury Trials until further notice.  All other hearings are suspended until remote options are established.

    • Longview Public Library closed until 3.31.2020

    • Green Street Recreation will be closed through the end of March

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Grassroots at the Green canceled

    • Longview 150: Transportation Show canceled

    • District 6 Town Meeting canceled

    • 2020 Census Pep Rally canceled

    • 2020 Strut Your Mutt 1-Mile Way Walk canceled

    • Chautauqua Festival canceled

    School Closures

    • All Texas schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    • UIL extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities until May.

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

    • ETBU Closed until March 23 

    • University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler extends spring break until March 20

    • Angelina College announces extension of spring break through March 23

    • Texas A&M cancels classes through March 20, classes to resume online March 23

    • TJC to extend spring break through March 20

    • LeTourneau University canceling classes until 3.20.2020, classes will be online starting 3.23.2020 until 4.3.2020 

  • Marshall Coronavirus News

    At least 2,877 cases presumed positive in Texas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight 3.20.2020 through midnight 4.3.2020.

    All Texas K-12 schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, CDLs, and election identification certificates.

    Closures/Cancelations

    • All dine-in restaurants closed until at least 4.3.2020. Drive-thru, to-go, and delivery options available at some locations. 

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended until at least 4.3.2020.

    • All Marshall city playground equipment closed until 4.15.2020

    • Marshall Visual Arts Center closed until 4.15.2020

    • Oaklawn Golf Course closed to public until 4.15.2020

    • Marshall Public Library closed to public until 4.15.2020, curbside pick-up available until 4.15.2020

    • The Municipal Court suspending all court dockets and scheduled jury duty until 4.15.2020

    •  Water Billing Department at City Hall not accepting in-person payments until 4.15.2020

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Marshall Visitor's center closed indefinitely

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Marshall suspending all events in city facilities and parks until 4.15.2020

    • Jury scheduled for Marion County District Court for 3.16.2020 is canceled

    • All Chamber events canceled through 4.15.2020

    • Bussines & Industry Luncheon on 4.21.2020 canceled

    School Closures

    • All Texas schools closed until at least 4.3.2020

    • UIL extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities until May.

    • Starting 3.18.2020 Tatum ISD will be offering “Grab and Go” meals at no cost to anyone 18 and under and to students with disabilities without regard to age, at Tatum Primary from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m daily, Monday through Friday. Children do not need to be enrolled in Tatum ISD to get free lunch, but all children will need to be present in order to pick up the meals.  

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

    • ETBU Closed until 3.23.2020

    • University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler extends spring break until 3.20.2020

    • Angelina College announces extension of spring break through 3.23.2020

    • Texas A&M cancels classes through 3.20.2020 classes to resume online 3.23.2020

    • TJC to extend spring break through 3.20.2020

    • Stephen F. Austin State University’s Spring Break extended 2 days; classes being prepared to be moved online until at least 4.6.2020 

    • UT Tyler extending spring break through 3.20.2020, classes starting on 3.23.2020 will be online 

  • Blanchard Coronavirus News

    At least 4,025 reported cases in Louisiana. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Mayor urging "shelter-in-place" order.

    Tax Day pushed back to 7.15.2020! Those who may have refunds should still file now.

    Louisiana under a "Stay At Home" Order Extended until 4.30.2020

    Closures/Cancelations

    • The Heritage Rose Symposium canceled

    • The Easter Egg Hunt and Ladybug Release canceled

    • Pride in the Park rescheduled to 8.22.2020

    • Louisiana salons and non-essential businesses will be closed until further notice

    • Shreveport Regional Arts Council cancels and reschedules events set in March

    • All non-essential dental visits and procedures will be postponed until at least 4.16.2020

    • The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Live Event "Road to Wrestlemania" canceled

    • Barksdale Air Force Base limiting access to base

    • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival postponed

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • McDonald’s has closed dining rooms and is drive-thru only until further notice

    • Shreveport Opera's season production of "The Marriage of Figaro" on 4.18.2020 canceled

    • No court hearings will be held until 4.13.2020

    • Shreveport Police Complex limiting access to the public 

    • Sportran buses transitioning  to alternative service

    • SPAR Recreation Centers and Facilities are closed until further notice, playgrounds and open spaces still open to public

    • CORK XV: A Red River Revel Wine Event canceled, will reschedule

    • The Strand Theatre of Louisiana canceling performances through 4.13.2020

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Bath & Body Works stores closed until further notice

    • Whataburger closing lobbies for time being, drive-thru still available

    • YMCA of Northwest Lousiana closed until end of March

    • Shreveport hospital limiting visitors, more info here

    • Shreveport City Court hearings canceled through 4.10.2020

    • All bars, movie theaters, and casinos in Lousiana will be closed until 4.13.2020

    • Restaurants limited to drive-through service until 4.13.2020

    • The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau's 318 Restaurant Week is changing check here for more details

    • Crawfest 2020 postponed

    • The 13th ASEANA Spring Festival rescheduled for 10.24.2020

    • Capital One locations are closed, though ATMs will remain open

    • The Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles has closed its locations today

    • Starbucks suspending indoor and outdoor seating, drive-thru and mobile pick-up still available

    • Chick-fil-a dining areas closed but drive-thru is available

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Grant writing workshop with the North Shreveport Business Association has been canceled

    • Cinderella Project Dress Giveaway has been canceled

    • Best in Sheaux postponed

    • Lynyrd Skynyrd concert rescheduled to 10.17.2020

    • Shreveport House Concerts canceled

    • Caddo Parish Department of Parks and Recreation programs that are suspended or postponed until further notice:

    • Diabetes and Kidney Education Workshop canceled

    • Active Living Every Day canceled

    • Fit and Strong canceled

    • Tails to Trails canceled

    • R. W. Norton Art Gallery closed until 4.14.2020 

    • Party Like It’s the Roaring 20s – Charleston the Night Away canceled 

    • Shreve Memorial Library suspending programs and events until further notice, closed until 4.13.2020

    • Bossier Parish Public Libraries have suspended all programs until further notice 

    • The Glen has canceled its CATS series until further notice 

    • Shreveport City Marshal’s Amnesty Day postponed  

    • 9th Annual Women's Day Circle Ceremony and Reception canceled 

    • Shreveport Medical Society Alliance's 'Doctors' Day' Celebration/Brunch canceled 

    • Shreveport Regional Arts Council - Critical Mass 8 event closed 

    School Closures

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.

    • Caddo-Bossier students can still pick up school lunches while schools are closed

      • The following sites in Bossier Parish serve breakfast and lunch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 16-Thursday, April 9:

        •  Benton Elementary
        • Bossier Elementary
        • Bossier High School
        • Central Park Elementary
        • Elm Grove Elementary
        •  Elm Grove Middle 
        • Haughton Elementary
        • R.V. Kerr Elementary
        • Meadowview Elementary
        •  Plain Dealing High School
        •  Plantation Park Elementary
        • T.O. Rusheon Middle
        • T. L. Rodes Elementary
        • Waller Elementary
      • The following sites in Caddo Parish will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. 

        • C.E. Byrd High School

        • Caddo Heights Math/Science Elementary

        • Caddo Parish Magnet High School

        • Caddo Parish Middle Magnet

        • Captain Shreve High School

        • Cherokee Park Elementary

        • Fair Park Middle School

        • Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy

        • Herndon Magnet School

        • J.S. Clark Elementary

        • Jack P. Timmons Elementary

        • Judson Fundamental Elementary

        • Keithville Elementary/Middle

        • North Caddo Elementary

        • Northwood High School

        • Oak Park Elementary/Middle

        • Ridgewood Middle School

        • Turner Elementary/Middle School

        • University Elementary School

        • Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle

        • Westwood Elementary School

        • Woodlawn High School

    • All public schools K-12 closed 3.16.2020 to 4.13.2020

  • De Queen Coronavirus News

    At least 508 cases presumed positive in Arkansas. Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    All Arkansas schools K-12 closed until 4.17.2020!

    Effective 3.20.2020, restaurants and bars must be drive-thru or to-go only; no dine-in options should be available!

    Closures/Cancelations

    • Cinemark is temporarily closing all of its locations until further notice

    • The United States Social Security Administration closing offices to public until further notice

    • IRS offices closed until 4.17.2020

    • Sevier County libraries temporarily closed

    • McDonald’s has closed dining rooms and is drive-thru only until further notice

    • Sam's Club adjusting opening hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday

    • Sevier County courthouse asking that people limit visits during this time

    • Starbucks suspending indoor and outdoor seating, drive-thru and mobile pick-up still available

    • Chick-fil-a dining areas closed but drive-thru is available

    • UA Cossatot events canceled

    • Walmart stores will have reduced hours, open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • No gatherings of 50 people ore more!

    School Closures

    • ACT originally scheduled for 4.4.2020 has been rescheduled to 6.13.2020.
    • Arkansas Activities Association shuts down all school-sponsored extra-curricular activities until 3.30.2020
    • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas campus closed 3.16-3.27.2020

    • UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant postponed

    • UA Cossatot facilities closed to public use

Coronavirus FAQ

Take a look at our frequently asked questions.  Check back often as we will add new questions as they arise!

  • What are the symptoms?

    The coronavirus disease 2019 exhibits symptoms that are similar to other respiratory illnesses. Mild symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, and runny nose. Severe cases often cause shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. These severe cases can develop into pneumonia, so seek care immediately if you start displaying symptoms.

  • How does it spread?

    The coronavirus disease 2019 is still a new disease, so we are still learning exactly how it spreads. Though, we can confirm that is spreads from person-to-person. Standing within six feet of an infected person increases your chances of catching the coronavirus. The disease also spreads through droplets expelled from an infected person coughing or sneezing. According to the CDC, touching a contaminated object or surface can potentially lead to infection, but that isn’t believed to be the main method of spreading.

  • How can I avoid getting sick?

    There is no sure-fire way to avoid getting the coronavirus as a vaccine has not yet been created for the disease. The best way to avoid getting sick, though, is to avoid close contact with someone who has been infected. We also recommend taking precautions that you would normally take to avoid getting the flu, such as washing your hands.

  • Do I have to wash my hands? Won’t hand sanitizer be good enough?

    HealthCARE Express, and the CDC, recommend you wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, especially if you have come into contact with a contaminated person or surface. Using hand sanitizer with 60-90% alcohol content can help prevent infection if soap and water are not readily available.

  • Should I wear a face mask?

    While it certainly doesn’t hurt to wear a face mask, the CDC doesn’t recommend that people who aren’t infected with COVID-19 wear one. If you are infected, though, wearing a mask is recommended to help lessen the chance of spreading the virus. If you are in close contact with someone who is infected, such as a parent treating a sick child, wearing a mask may be beneficial.
     

  • What age groups are most affected?

    Surprisingly, unlike many other diseases, the age group that seems most affected by COVID-19 are adults. Children that have been infected with the disease show much milder symptoms than adults. Older adults, especially those who have conditions such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes, are the most at risk at developing more severe cases of the illness.

  • Can HealthCARE Express test for COVID-19?

    We can! However, we will only test patients showing symptoms or those who are at risk.

  • Should I stock up on supplies and stay home?

    In case of an outbreak, it may be wise to keep a good stock of food and other necessary supplies. The CDC also recommends that you stock up on necessary medications, especially for those who are more susceptible to the virus to limit the need to go out and risk infection. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • Can my pet catch or spread the coronavirus?

    So far, there is no sign that companion animals can become infected with COVID-19. Although, it is wise to wash your hands after coming into contact with one of your pets, especially if you are in a home with someone who has been infected.

  • When should I seek healthcare if I think I may have coronavirus?

    You should seek care as soon as you begin to have difficulty breathing or you start to have a high fever.

  • How long does it take to show symptoms?

    The incubation period for the disease is between 2-14 days. Symptoms can start to show or develop between that time.

  • Should I keep my children home from school, or should I stay home from work?

    If you or your child are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, it is best to stay home.

  • Will warmer weather stop the spread of the virus?

    It is common for respiratory illnesses to be more rampant in cold weather, but we still aren’t sure if the spread of the virus will lessen when the weather gets warmer.

  • Can the virus be spread through food?

    According to the CDC, there is currently no evidence that the virus can spread through food. It is largely a person-to-person transmitted disease.

  • What’s the best way to disinfect and clean my home and belongings?

    When you go to clean and disinfect surfaces in your home, be sure to wear disposable gloves! First, clean the surface with a detergent or with soap and water. Next, on hard surfaces, you should use a solution of ⅓ cup of bleach per gallon of water for thorough disinfection. On other surfaces, it is best to use diluted bleach, a rubbing alcohol solution, or other household disinfectants. For soft items, follow the laundering instructions per the manufacturer, using as warm of water as possible. Be sure to dry thoroughly!  

  • How long does COVID-19 remain on surfaces?

    Studies have shown that COVID-19 can survive on copper for up to 4 hours, 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel! These studies also show the droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough can remain there for up to 3 hours.

  • What demographic is most at risk?

    People who are 60 years or older are most at risk of more dangerous effects of the coronavirus.

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