LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’s told state agencies to develop contingency plans for a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus, though the state does not have any confirmed cases.
Hutchinson on Friday briefed reporters on the state’s preparations for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
The governor said the agencies developing plans in case of an outbreak include the state Department of Human Services, which oversees the state’s Medicaid and child protective programs.
He said the state Department of Education is also developing guidance for schools around the state.
Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. on Ozark Newsline, broadcast from the First Community Bank Newsroom on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ. White River Now updates are also aired weekday mornings on 93 KZLE, Outlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email White River Now at email@example.com. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.