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Working during Covid: What are your options?

Staying safe while staying employed has presented a challenge to some Arkansans since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. With poultry plants awash in outbreaks, service workers faced with customers who won't wear masks, teachers being told schools are reopening, and...

Updated UAMS Models

UAMS released updated forecasting models for Covid-19 in Arkansas on July 7. Watch the video posted above to hear the high points from the people behind the models. And click here to read the full report. Several things stood out to me about the updates. First, the...

General Dynamics contact tracing contract

Read the contract here The Arkansas Department of Health signed a one-year, $20 million contract with General Dynamics beginning June 30 to provide contact tracing services. The pricing assumes 350 contact tracing agents with one supervisor for every 25 agents. The...

Hospital Statistics: July 6

The data below applies to hospitalizations in Arkansas as of 2 p.m. July 6. ICU Data 81% of the state's ICU beds are in use (this is the same as it was June 26) 19% of the patients in ICU beds are Covid-19 patients Ventilator Data 34% of the state's ventilators are in...

Read This Round-up: July 7

My list of things to read/watch for July 7: Check out this conversation between Dr. Fauci and the director of the NIH. It touches on topics including back to school, Covid-19 vaccines, and how we got here. There's a movement by scientists to have the World Health...

Cities with mask ordinances

The data below includes the city and the date the ordinance went into effect. Click the city name to read the ordinance. Fayetteville, June 16 Little Rock (executive order), June 25 Rogers, July 6 Conway, July 6 Fort Smith (resolution), July 7 - This is not an...

Rogers passes mask ordinance

The City of Rogers approved an ordinance giving local law enforcement the authority to enforce mask requirements by businesses in the city. The ordinance is based on the model presented by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Municipal League last week. Read the full...

Deaths in Benton and Washington counties

As of July 1, there have been 81 Covid-19 deaths in Benton and Washington counties. Broken down by the cities of residence of the deceased: 49.4% from Springdale 21.0% from Rogers 8.6% from Fayetteville 7.4% from Bentonville 3.7% from Berryville 2.5% from Stillwell,...

A story of contact tracing in Arkansas

An Arkansan had symptoms of Covid-19 and was tested in mid-June. He received a positive result 7 days later. He was contacted by a contact tracer 9 days after the results were returned, 16 days after the date of his test. By this time, the man's wife, who was advised...

Death rate by age group

Using data as of July 3 for Arkansas cases with a known outcome (recovery or death): Death rate by age group: 0-17: 0% (1,993 closed cases, 0 deaths) 18-24: 0% (2,064 closed cases, 0 deaths) 25-44: 0.25% (6,296 closed cases; 16 deaths) 45-64: 1.4% (4,589 closed cases;...

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