Governor urges Arkansans to take precautions during holidays


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson implored Arkansans to take precautions during the upcoming holidays as coronavirus cases surge but declined to implement any additional restrictions.

In a statewide address on Thursday evening, he told residents that the state was seeing a surge in cases after Thanksgiving, and Hutchinson reminded them that Christmas is just two weeks away.

He said that unless the right precautions are taken, “science tells us the cases will continue to rapidly accelerate.” He suggested Arkansans travel less for the holidays and possibly gather only outdoors.

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