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Hospitals in Arkansas are working together to effectively respond to the novel coronavirus – and the illness it causes, COVID-19. We encourage all Arkansans to be proactive by safeguarding not only their own health but also the health of their neighbors and of the wider health care system.

As more information becomes available about this rapidly evolving situation, we will update this page. We also encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on evidence-based guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health and CDC. 

Arkansas has a long history of rising to meet the challenges of epidemic disease. Hospitals are the heart and hands of many of our state’s communities, and we take this role very seriously. We are proud to be part of a statewide community of support and care facing the outbreak as a united front.

Your hospitals are here for you.

COVID-19 News

Arkansas Blood Institute Seeks Help from Hospitals

Posted on 5/25/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has required everyone to adapt and overcome; blood donation is down everywhere, and those who conduct blood drives are seeking help from the health care field.

The WHO Halts Its Use of Hydroxychloroquine In Clinical Trials

Posted on 5/25/2020
The World Health Organization has put a temporary hold on its “Solidarity” clinical trials that use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients, after the medical journal The Lancet reported on May 22 that, in a review...

HHS Awards Contract to Make Essential Medicine Ingredients and Generics in U.S.

Posted on 5/21/2020
The Department of Health and Human Services on May 19 announced a $354 million agreement with a private partnership to make more active pharmaceutical ingredients and generic drugs in the United States...

FDA Provides Promised Transparency for COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Posted on 5/21/2020
The Food and Drug Administration named 27 COVID-19 antibody tests that should no longer be available for purchase in the United States after the agency updated previous regulations in an effort to prevent the sales of inaccurate tests.

ADH Announces Online Ordering Process for COVID-19 Testing Supplies

Posted on 5/21/2020
The Arkansas Department of Health has established an online ordering process for testing supplies, which will be...

ADH Announces Revision to Phase II Directive on Resuming Elective Procedures

Posted on 5/15/2020
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced in his 1:30 p.m. press conference today that the Arkansas Department of Health has revised its "Directive on Resuming Elective Procedures, Phase II"...