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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

Declaration of National Emergency and CMS Waivers Update

Posted on 3/17/2020
Last week, President Trump declared a national emergency. The declaration paves the way for ...

CMS Suspends Survey Activities Due to COVID-19 Response

Posted on 3/9/2020
CMS on March 4 suspended “non-emergency” surveys of compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation to free surveys to focus on COVID-19 and other serious health and safety threats ...

COVID-19 Testing Update

Posted on 3/9/2020
The widespread availability of COVID-19 testing in Arkansas has been limited, but additional options are on the horizon. Current CDC guidelines suggest ...

Arkansas Hospitals Prepare for COVID-19

Posted on 3/2/2020
Concerns continue about the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus that was first identified in China and has spread to more than 60 other countries and territories, including the United States ...