Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison announced new directives cancelling Arkansas schools until at least April 17.

All bars and restaurants will be closed for dine-in service. To-go orders will continue. Indoor venues such as gyms are closed to non-essential functions.

State government employees will continue to conduct business, but via telecommuting. On-site work will be for essential employees only. Hospitals, clinics, and mental health facilities are mandated to screen staff and visitors for temperature and symptoms.

These updates are in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. See video below.