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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 7,818 cases presumed positive in Arkansas. There are believed to be 5,567 recoveries.

    Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

     

    Updates and Important Information

    • Magic Springs preparing to reopen on 6.1.2020.

    • Parks have reopened.

    • All pools/swim beaches are opening back up 5.22.2020.
      -no entry if experiencing symptoms 
      -50% capacity 
      -social distancing 
      -markings to denote social distancing at slides, diving boards, etc. 
      -Disinfect high touch areas 
      -seating to be 6 ft apart 
      -pool chemistry must be tested twice a day

    • Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, and medical spa services will be allowed to reopen 5.6.2020. They can resume operations with certain health measures in place. Occupancy will be limited to 10 people or 30 percent of cosmetic stations. Service will be by appointment only and clients must wait outside until their appointment time. Staffers must wear masks and clients must practice social distancing.

    • Restaurants, museums and exhibits, and retail including visitor centers, gift shops, golf pro shops, marinas, and rental equipment opening on 5.15.2020 with restrictions.

    • Camping for in-state residents, RV's only opening 5.1.2020. There will be contactless check-in/out.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • All Arkansas K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

    • 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.!

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

    • All Arkansas State Parks will be open for day use only effective 8 a.m. on 4.3.2020 until further notice.

    • Buffalo National River closed to recreational use

    • ALS In Wonderland Presents Olympus canceled

    • AMC Theatres closed until further notice

    • Architecture + Design Network lecture with Mason Toms canceled

    • Arkansas Arts Center, Riverdale location closed until further notice

    • Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camps for June and July canceled

    • Arkansas Choral Society concert canceled

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

    • Arkansas Climate Accord: Personal Stories, Community Solutions postponed from 5.2.2020 10.2.2020

    • Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled’s Curtain Call for a Cause fundraiser postponed to 6.25.2020

    • Arkansas Historical Association 2020 annual conference canceled

    • Arkansas Homeless Coalition 4.8.2020 meeting in Little Rock canceled. Next meeting is scheduled tentatively for 5.13.2020

    • Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival postponed to 9.25-27.2020

    • Arkansas Pie Festival postponed

    • Arkansas Post National Memorial visitor center closed; grounds remain open

    • Arkansas Repertory Theatre activities, including productions, events, and educational offerings, are indefinitely suspended.

    • Arkansas Roots Music Festival canceled

    • Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Summer 2020 season canceled

    • Arkansas State Capitol closed until further notice

    • Arkansas State Chili Championship postponed

    • Arkansas State Parks programs canceled through May 13

    • Arkansas State University Bradbury Art Museum closed until further notice

    • Arkansas State University Heritage Sites closed until the end of April.

    • Arkansas State University Museum closed through 4.30.2020

    • Arkansas State University screening of documentary film Resilience postponed

    • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra remainder of the 2020-21 season canceled

    • Arkansas Veterans Coalition Meeting rescheduled for 5.22.2020

    • Arlo Guthrie concert: March 20, Walton Arts Center, postponed to Oct. 4

    • ArtChalk Arkansas Festival canceled

    • Baby Shark Live! rescheduled for 10.28.2020

    • Ballet Arkansas is canceling the remainder of its season and postponing its Master/Works showcase to a date within its 2020-21 season.

    • Bentonville Bike Fest postponed to 8.7-9.2020

    • Billy Elliott postponed to 5.13-23.2020

    • Blue Jeans & Blue postponed to 8.29.2020

    • Boone County Library closed until further notice

    • Boswell Mourot Fine Art exhibition postponed

    • Bradbury Art Museum closed until further notice

    • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story postponed

    • Camp Aldersgate 2020 summer residential and day camp programs closed

    • Capital City Classic 10K postponed to 10.10.2020

    • CARTI Tour de Rock in North Little Rock postponed to 8.15.2020

    • Central Arkansas Library System programs and events suspended effective immediately through 5.9.2020. All locations closed until at least 4.20.2020

    • Cinco de Heights Street Party canceled

    • Clinton Center suspending most operations, including exhibits, research room and public programs, through 4.30.202

    • Conway Men's Chorus canceled

    • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville closure extended through 5.6.2020

    • Delta Symphony Orchestra concert canceled

    • Delta Symposium: The Haunted South canceled

    • Designing Women Prayer Breakfast rescheduled for 5.23.2020

    • Diamond Chef Arkansas Competition rescheduled to 10.15.2020

    • Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Event postponed to 9.9.2020

    • Arkansan of the Year postponed to 8.13.2020

    • Easter Sunrise Service, First Security Amphitheater, Little Rock, canceled

    • Faulkner County offices closed to the public

    • Fort Smith Convention Center closed to public until at least 4.30.2020. Administrative offices will remain open for those needing assistance with future events.

    • Fort Smith Regional Art Museum temporarily closed and suspending all exhibitions, tours, educational programs and events until further notice

    • Forward Fest Blues, Batter, and Brew, Pine Bluff postponed

    • Frankie Beverly ft. Maze concert postponed to 10.16.2020

    • Garvan Woodland Gardens closed until further notice

    • Go Red for Women luncheon for the American Heart Association of Arkansas rescheduled for 5.28.2020

    • Hip Hop in the Rock postponed.

    • Hogskin 5K at Hampton postponed TBA

    • I AM 2020 Easter Drama postponed

    • John Fullbright concert postponed to 6.11.2020

    • John Moreland rescheduled to 7.9.2020

    • Komen Ozark More Than Pink Walk at Rogers rescheduled to 9.12.2020

    • Larkin Poe postponed to 8.12.2020

    • La Traviata, Opera in The Rock canceled

    • Lauren Daigle Concert postponed to 8.13.2020

    • Little Rock Winds concert canceled

    • Little Rock Zoo closed to visitors

    • Wild Wines fundraiser has been moved to 9.25-26.2020

    • McCain Mall closed until further notice.

    • Argenta Community Theater shows postponed

    • More Than Pink Walk at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall postponed to 9.12.2020

    • Mount Holly Cemetery Spring Picnic postponed indefinitely

    • North Little Rock city hall and city services lobby closed. Police headquarters closed except for front desk.

    • Oaklawn Casino closed temporarily. Racing to continue without spectators

    • The Old Mill in North Little Rock closed until further notice

    • Old State House Museum events canceled through 5.13.2020

    • Ouachita Children, Youth, and Family Services ceasing all volunteer activities and tangible good donations, as well as limiting family visitation for its Ouachita Children’s Center, Ouachita Youth Center, and Ouachita Family Center until further notice.

    • Quapaw Quarter Association Preservation Conversation events postponed until later in the year

    • Quapaw Quarter Association’s 56th Spring Tour of Homes preview party rescheduled for 7.26.2020, tour rescheduled for 8.29-30.2020

    • Ragin’ Cajun Bash benefiting CARTI canceled

    • Regal Cinemas closed until further notice

    • River City Men’s Chorus canceled

    • RockCity Hacks rescheduled 9.26-27.2020

    • Ronnie Milsap postponed to 8.22.2020

    • Ron White postponed to 11.5.2020

    • Sherwood city playgrounds and outdoor basketball courts are closed until further notice

    • Simmons Bank Arena offices and box office closed until further notice

    • Southland Casino Racing closed until further notice

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

    • Tech N9ne postponed to 9.4.2020

    • TheatreSquared in Fayetteville has rescheduled performances

    • TobyMac, Hits Deep Tour postponed until 8.14.2020

    • Travis Tritt concert at Little Rock’s Robinson Center rescheduled for 6.3.2020

    • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge closed to the general public until further notice

    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Little Rock field office closed until further notice

    • United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith offices closed temporarily.

    • Talks on Tap Lecture Series rescheduled for 6.1.2020

    • Walton Arts Center performances and events suspended through May 9

    • White County annual Master Gardener plant sale canceled

    • Wildwood Park for the Arts grounds will remain open. The park is rescheduling performances. Indoor activities and programs in the Cabe Festival Theatre are postponed until further notice.

    School Closures

    • All Arkansas K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

    • ACT 4.4.2020 test date rescheduled to 6.13.2020 and 7.18.2020

    • Arkansas State University commencement postponed until August. Classes online until the end of the spring semester. ASU’s residence halls, cafeteria and library will remain open.

    • Arkansas State University College of Education and Behavioral Science 4.13.2020, canceled

    • Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions honors banquet 4.27.2020

    • Arkansas State University College of Sciences and Mathematics honors banquet 4.23.2020

    • Arkansas State University Concert Choir concert postponed to 4.21.2020

    • Arkansas State University Department of Communications honors banquet canceled

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

    • Arkansas State University Phi Kappa Phi honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University spring sports competitions suspended

    • Arkansas State University Undergraduate Studies honors banquet canceled

    • Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble Concert canceled

    • 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

    • Harding University commencement postponed to 8.15.2020

    • Henderson State University classes held online

    • Hendrix College continues remote learning for the rest of the semester

    • Lyon College classes suspended

    • Oscar Washington, Jr. Educational Fund (OWJEF) scholarship banquet rescheduled for 6.6.2020

    • Philander Smith College Spring 2020 commencement postponed until the fall

    • Shorter College no in-person instruction

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

    • The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville classes suspended, remote instruction through spring semester

    • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock classes move online through the spring semester, on-campus events canceled through April 30

    • The University of Arkansas at Monticello classes move online through the spring semester

    • University of Central Arkansas classes online until the end of spring semester

     

     

  • Texarkana/Atlanta Coronavirus News

    At least 7,818 cases presumed positive in Arkansas. There are believed to be 5,567 recoveries. At least 66,568 cases presumed positive in Texas with 45,517 people believed to be recovered.

    Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

     

    Updates and Important Information

    • Crater of Diamonds State Park reopened.

    • All Texarkana city parks to reopen 5.22.2020, but pavilions and restrooms are closed until further notice.

    • Texas-side youth sports can begin practicing again with limited space and no spectators. Games to resume soon. 

    • Arkansas-side youth sports that require no contact are allowed to resume with some restrictions. 

    • Southwest Center reopening. 

    • Arkansas parks have reopened.

    • All Arkansas pools/swim beaches are opening back up 5.22.2020.
      -no entry if experiencing symptoms 
      -50% capacity 
      -social distancing 
      -markings to denote social distancing at slides, diving boards, etc. 
      -Disinfect high touch areas 
      -seating to be 6 ft apart 
      -pool chemistry must be tested twice a day

    • Texas bars and bowling alleys can reopen at 25% and restaurants can hold 50% capacity 5.22.2020.

    • Texas sports camps and little leagues can resume 5.31.2020

    • Texas Summer camps can begin on 5.31.2020

    • Steven Smith Memorial Cruise Night & Community Ice Cream Contest 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on 6.13.2020. The same day as the Maker’s Market, we will have our annual Cruise Night! Please remember that you can compete in our Ice Cream Supper as an induvial OR as a business team! This event is always so much fun and one of our most widely enjoyed events. *We are not aggressively seeking event sponsorships at this time, but contact us if you are interested in having your business on the back of Cruise Nightshirts.

    • The Atlanta Local Maker’s Market (originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16th) will take place in Woods Park from 8 am-1 pm on 6.13.2020. Vendors at the market must have goods that are Homemade, Handmade, or Homegrown and be from a 50-mile radius to Atlanta, TX. We are so pleased to host this first-time event and showcase local goods! Price Hardware is partnering by awarding $250.00 in store credit to the vendor of their choosing via their “Community Cultivation Award!” Attaching vendor form in this email.

    • Arkansas barbershops, salons, medical spa services will be allowed to reopen 5.6.2020. They can resume operations with certain health measures in place. Occupancy will be limited to 10 people or 30 percent of cosmetic stations. Service will be by appointment only and clients must wait outside until their appointment time. Staffers must wear masks and clients must practice social distancing.

    • Arkansas restaurants, museums and exhibits, and retail including visitor centers, gift shops, golf pro shops, marinas, and rental equipment opening on 5.15.2020 with restrictions.

    • Arkansas camping for in-state residents, RV's only opening 5.1.2020. There will be contactless check-in/out.

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      First to open on Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

    • Cinemark Theaters says it will be mid-summer before they open.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only 4.20.2020 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • Texas Health and Human Services launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic. The number is 833-986-1919 and it operates 24 hours a day.

    • Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19 for an additional 30 days to May 13th.

    • Texas prison system is no longer taking new inmates from county jails for the time being.

    • Texas Governor issues "Stay at Home" order for all of Texas for all of April, effective 4.2.2020. 

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • Farmer's Market delaying opening, but online ordering is available

    • Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival postponed to Oct. 10

    • Michael's craft store closed

    • CHRISTUS Health is screening all associates and visitors to hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among patients, associates, and guests.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closure of all Texas state parks and historic sites until further notice.

    • 50KSouls Inc. and Nash Full Gospel Food Pantry will be partnering for a drive-thru distribution of goods on 4.11.2020 for seniors age 60 and over.

      Drive-thru will be located at 200 Bishop Cannon Way in Nash from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. First-come, first-serve; limit one box per vehicle; photo ID required.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 

    • 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

    • Perot Theatre bookings suspended 

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

    School Closures

    • Guidelines for Texas 2020 Seniors

    • All Arkansas K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

    • All Texas K-12 closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year 

    • 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

    • 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 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 66,568 cases presumed positive in Texas with 45,517 people believed to be recovered.

    Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Updates and Important Information

    • Texas bars and bowling alleys can reopen at 25% and restaurants can hold 50% capacity 5.22.2020.

    • Texas sports camps and little leagues can resume 5.31.2020

    • Texas Summer camps can begin on 5.31.2020

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      First to open on Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Paris City Parks have reopened. Playground equipment and basketball courts will remain closed, however. Visitors should observe social distancing and are urged to continue wearing masks.

    • Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only 4.20.2020 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.

    • The Lamar County Junior Market Livestock Show has been canceled for this year. This would have been the 52nd annual show.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • Texas Health and Human Services launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic. The number is 833-986-1919 and it operates 24 hours a day.

    • Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19 for an additional 30 days to May 13th.

    • Texas prison system is no longer taking new inmates from county jails for the time being.

    • "Mrs. Tracy and JoJo” from the Library are uploading storytimes 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.

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

    • 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.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closure of all Texas state parks and historic sites until further notice.

    • Paris Optimist Baseball will extend the suspension of all baseball activities until 5.4.2020

    • Effective immediately, all city parks except for the Trail de Paris and the walking track at Dragon Park are closed

    • The Hopkins County Community Chest “Food Pantry” will only be open for drive-in assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • The Dinner Bell Ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs will be a grab and go operation. Meals will be packaged and distributed under the covered driveway on the northeast side of the church campus (across the street from the post office).

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Guidelines for Texas 2020 Seniors

    • All Texas K-12 closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year 

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

    • Paris Junior College moving classes online 4.23.2020

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

  • Mt. Pleasant Coronavirus News

    At least 66,568 cases presumed positive in Texas with 45,517 people believed to be recovered.

    Newest information added to the top.  Check back often for updates!

    Updates and Important Information

    • Texas bars and bowling alleys can reopen at 25% and restaurants can hold 50% capacity 5.22.2020.

    • Texas sports camps and little leagues can resume 5.31.2020

    • Texas Summer camps can begin on 5.31.2020

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    • First to open on Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only 4.20.2020 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.

    • The city is providing free hand sanitizer to individuals and retailers every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Central Fire Station. Individuals should bring a bottle and will receive four ounces per person. Larger quantities are available based upon the size of businesses.

    • Employees at all retail businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, big-box stores, liquor stores, and convenience stores, are to wear masks if they are taking part in curb-side pickups or deliveries. Customers will also be required to wear masks when going into retail businesses. Businesses will also be required to provide hand sanitizer for all customers at the main entrances.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • Texas Health and Human Services launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic. The number is 833-986-1919 and it operates 24 hours a day.

    • Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19 for an additional 30 days to May 13th.

    • Texas prison system is no longer taking new inmates from county jails for the time being.

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

    • 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.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closure of all Texas state parks and historic sites until further notice.

    • The Hopkins County Community Chest “Food Pantry” will only be open for drive-in assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • The Dinner Bell Ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs will be a grab and go operation. Meals will be packaged and distributed under the covered driveway on the northeast side of the church campus (across the street from the post office).

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

    • All bars, gyms, and gatherings of 10+ people closed/suspended 

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Guidelines for Texas 2020 Seniors

    • All Texas K-12 closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year 

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

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

  • Oklahoma City Metro Coronavirus News

    At least 6,805 presumed positive in Oklahoma. There are believed to be 5,711 recoveries.

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    Updates and Important Information

    • Some businesses, such as restaurants movie theaters, gyms, salons, pet groomers, and barbershops can open Friday. Churches and other places of worship are also able to open.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

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

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

    • Rocklahoma will be postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.

    • Beavers Bend State Park has temporarily closed its Lakeview Lodge, Forest Heritage Center, nature center, gift shop, restaurant, and all tent campgrounds because of the COVID-19 crisis, but is still allowing RV camping with reservations and cabin stays. 

    • The Choctaw Creek Golf Course will be closed until 4.16.2020.

    • City of Moore buildings are closed to the public (City Hall, Public Works, etc.)

    • City of Moore playgrounds/play surfaces are closed to the public

    • All playground areas with playground equipment are closed. Park restrooms are closed, but porta-potties will be available.

    • The Municipal Court will be closed during the month of April. Municipal Court is re-setting all cases.

    • 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

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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Harkins Theatres closed through end of March

    • 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

    • Oklahoma City Riversport closed activities and facilities until 4.18.2020

    • The Iron Thistle Celtic Festival canceled

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Smoke & Guns 7 rescheduled to 6.20.2020

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

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

    • 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. 

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

    • The OSSAA has postponed all state basketball tournaments 

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

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

    • The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has decided to cancel all large volunteer shifts at its volunteer center facility. 

    • 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

  • Longview Coronavirus News

    At least 66,568 cases presumed positive in Texas with 45,517 people believed to be recovered.

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    Updates and Important Information

    • Friday Night Skate at REO Starplex Event Center and Roller Rink on May 22

    • Historic Longview Farmer's Market opening on Saturdays

    • Texas bars and bowling alleys can reopen at 25% and restaurants can hold 50% capacity 5.22.2020.

    • Texas sports camps and little leagues can resume 5.31.2020

    • Texas Summer camps can begin on 5.31.2020

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      First to open on Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only 4.20.2020 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • Texas Health and Human Services launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic. The number is 833-986-1919 and it operates 24 hours a day.

    • Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19 for an additional 30 days to May 13th.

    • Texas prison system is no longer taking new inmates from county jails for the time being.

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

    • 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.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closure of all Texas state parks and historic sites until further notice.

    • The Northeast Texas FCA Heart of a Champion all-star games have been canceled.

    • The annual Great Texas Balloon Race has been canceled.

    • 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.

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

    • 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

    • Guidelines for Texas 2020 Seniors

    • All Texas K-12 closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year 

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

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

  • Marshall Coronavirus News

    At least 66,568 cases presumed positive in Texas with 45,517 people believed to be recovered.

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    Updates and Important Information

    • Ride Day at Lone Star Wing May 23

    • Texas bars and bowling alleys can reopen at 25% and restaurants can hold 50% capacity 5.22.2020.

    • Texas sports camps and little leagues can resume 5.31.2020

    • Texas Summer camps can begin on 5.31.2020

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      First to open on Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only 4.20.2020 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • Marshall is under a shelter-in-place order.

    • Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19 for an additional 30 days to May 13th.

    • Texas Health and Human Services launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic. The number is 833-986-1919 and it operates 24 hours a day.

    • Texas prison system is no longer taking new inmates from county jails for the time being.

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

    • 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.

    • Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the closure of all Texas state parks and historic sites until further notice.

    • Harrison County and Marshall City issue mandatory shelter orders on-site.

    • Beginning 4.1.2020, Republic Services has suspended home recycling collection and bulk pick up to eliminate hands-on exposure by employees. Marshall residents can utilize BOTH trash and recycling cans for their solid waste disposal on their trash day. All trash must be IN BAGS for collection. There will be no separate recycling collection until further notice. All trash and recycling materials collected on your trash day will go to the landfill.

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

    • 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

    • 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

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

    • All Chamber events canceled through 4.15.2020

    • Bussines & Industry Luncheon on 4.21.2020 canceled

    School Closures

    • Guidelines for Texas 2020 Seniors

    • All Texas K-12 closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year 

    • 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.  

    • Texas STAAR tests canceled

  • Blanchard Coronavirus News

    At least 41,133 reported cases in Louisiana. There are believed to be 31,728 recoveries.

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    Updates and Important Information

    • Drive-In Night at the Movies May 22-24 at State Fair of Louisiana.

    • Food Truck Alley at Horseshoe Valet May 22

    • Bossier City Farmer's Market open every Saturday

    • Blanchard Farmer's Market open every Saturday

    • Movie on the Water event May 23 at American Legion Shreveport

    • Barnwell Trip hosted by Trail Lizards Jeep Club on May 23

    • Memorial Weekend Ruck March at Mighty Deuce Trail May 23

    • Memorial Day Showdown practice May 22 at Boothill Speedway

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • Thanks to the generosity of the Hanes Corporation, the Parish of Caddo is excited to partner with the City of Shreveport and the Office of Homeland Security to provide over 116,000 cloth reusable masks to residents across Caddo Parish. 

      Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis across multiple sites on 4.23.2020 from 8 am -12 noon.

    • Check on your refund status HERE

    • 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

    • Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Inc. temporarily closed

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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:

    • 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 Regional Arts Council - Critical Mass 8 event closed 

    School Closures

    • All public schools K-12 closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year

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

  • De Queen Coronavirus News

    At least 7,818 cases presumed positive in Arkansas. There are believed to be 5,567 recoveries.

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    Updates and Important Information

    • Parks have reopened.

    • All pools/swim beaches are opening back up 5.22.2020.
      -no entry if experiencing symptoms 
      -50% capacity 
      -social distancing 
      -markings to denote social distancing at slides, diving boards, etc. 
      -Disinfect high touch areas 
      -seating to be 6 ft apart 
      -pool chemistry must be tested twice a day

    • Herman Dierks Park and the Sportsplex are now open for use.

    • Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, and medical spa services will be allowed to reopen 5.6.2020. They can resume operations with certain health measures in place. Occupancy will be limited to 10 people or 30 percent of cosmetic stations. Service will be by appointment only and clients must wait outside until their appointment time. Staffers must wear masks and clients must practice social distancing.

    • Restaurants, museums and exhibits, and retail including visitor centers, gift shops, golf pro shops, marinas, and rental equipment opening on 5.15.2020 with restrictions.

    • Camping for in-state residents, RV's only opening 5.1.2020. There will be contactless check-in/out.

    • Walmart enforcing "one-way" isles to encourage social distancing. 

    • The season’s early auctions had been canceled earlier. Today’s announcement cancels the remaining auctions for this year.

    • A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of De Queen. A water main break has occurred and a loss of water pressure has been experienced due to the break.

    • Check on your refund status HERE!

    • All Arkansas K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

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

    • Fiesta Fest scheduled for 5.2.2020 in downtown De Queen is now rescheduled for 9.12.2020 in the same location from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • 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

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

    School Closures

    • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas courses transitioned online.

    • All K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
    • 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
    • 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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