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ADH COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held in Batesville tomorrow

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A community COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for Wednesday, April 7, at the Independence County Health Unit in Batesville, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 3:30 p.m. or until supplies last. Vaccinations will be...

Mask use to continue at Batesville Schools for remainder of semester

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The Batesville School District (BSD) said Tuesday morning it will continue to maintain the mask use protocol on all campuses through the end of the spring semester. This comes from BSD Assistant Superintendent David Campbell. Campbell is also the district's COVID-19 point of contact. Campbell...

White River Medical Center Employee of the Year

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Pictured (left to right): Gary Paxson, President & CEO of White River Health System; Karen Taylor, Dietary Aide; and Tonya Brackett, Food Service Manager. White River Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced the selection of the 2020 Employee of the Year: Karen Taylor, Dietary Aide. She...

Arkansas virus vaccinations rising; cases and deaths decline

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansans receiving at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine is rising and the increase in virus cases and deaths are falling. The Arkansas Department of Health on Saturday reported 29,343 additional doses administered for a total...

Arkansas sees close to 33K more coronavirus vaccines given

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Arkansas has reported a record increase in coronavirus vaccinations administered days after the state expanded its eligibility. Thursday, the Department of Health reported 32,705 additional vaccine doses were administered. Nearly 1.2 million of the 1.7 million vaccine doses the state has received so far have...

Arkansas lawmakers vote to prevent mask mandate’s return

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are advancing a plan to prevent the state from reimposing a mask mandate to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Asa Hutchinson lifted it. The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that prohibits mandatory face coverings, sending...

Asa: Mask mandate ends immediately; vaccinations open to all 16 and up

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will end the mask mandate, effective immediately. The governor made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at the weekly statewide coronavirus briefing. Hutchinson told reporters that the state has met certain public health criteria that would enable the end of the...

State lawmakers reject bid to end coronavirus emergency; mask mandate ends March 31

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have rejected an effort to end the emergency declared in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Arkansas Legislative Council made the move on Monday, effectively voting to allow the governor to keep his emergency powers...

WRHS continues participation in national ‘Age-Friendly Health System’ initiative

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White River Health System (WRHS) continues its participation in a movement to become an “Age-Friendly Health System,” according to a press release from WRHS.  As an Age-Friendly Health System, WRHS has adopted a framework focused on the unique care needs of older adults. According to the...

WRMC Rheumatology Clinic welcomes new provider

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WRMC Rheumatology Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr. Francis Nardella (pictured), Rheumatologist as a locums provider.  Dr. Nardella will work alongside Caitlin Andryka, Physician Assistant. As a Rheumatologist, Dr. Nardella is trained to treat patients with rheumatic diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and/or swelling of...

Arkansas reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths as the state's active cases continue to drop. On Wednesday, the Department of Health said the state's COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last year now totals 5,560. The state’s active cases, meaning ones...