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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

HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in

Posted on 7/21/2021
Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding opportunities to help reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce...

HRSA Funds Distributed to Small Rural Hospitals to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Efforts

Posted on 7/21/2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program this week provided states $398 million from the American Rescue Plan Act...

FDA and CDC Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Posted on 7/9/2021
Pfizer announced on Thursday that they would seek FDA authorization for a third dose of their vaccine to be available as a booster. Yesterday evening, the FDA and CDC issued a joint statement...

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Now Open

Posted on 7/9/2021
The Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal opened fully on July 1. Providers who received one or more PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, between April 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020...