Arkansas governor: Decision coming on easing virus limits


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor plans to announce Wednesday whether the state can further ease coronavirus restrictions even as the state’s active cases and hospitalizations continue rising.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said the decision is coming as the number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas surpassed 10,000.

Arkansas has allowed businesses that closed because of the pandemic to reopen but with limits on capacity and other safety rules.

The Health Department said the number of people who have died from the illness caused by the virus has risen by six to 161.

White River Now News Team

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. White River Now updates are also aired weekday mornings on 93 KZLEOutlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email White River Now at 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.

For more local news and info from White River Now, head to our home page.

White River Now mobile app




  1. The number of active cases has also increased by 3 (tripled) since May 16th; from 1,008 to 3,044

Leave a Reply