Arkansas Dept of Health

Ancil Lea



ALERT: For Rules Suspended Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Under EO20-06

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For COVID-19 information for the state of Arkansas, click here.

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Please take steps to protect yourself. The ADH recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Avoid going out except to get medical care. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. Your physician will decide if testing is necessary based on your symptoms and known exposures.
  • Wear a cloth mask when in public and unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations. The ADH offers this do-it-yourself cloth mask design.


Click here for the chart showing Projected vs. Actual COVID-19 Infections in Arkansas.
Click here for number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
For more demographic data, click here.


ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847 or email us.

Click here for a list of Local Health Units that are partially or fully closed. All other health units not listed are fully open. The list is subject to change on a day to day basis.