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Additional State and Federal Resources and Prevention Methods

General Information:

Arkansas Specific: 

  • If you or a loved one develops symptoms - which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath - have been in close contact with someone known to be infected, or have recently traveled to an area impacted by COVID-19, please call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • UAMS has set up a coronavirus hotline for people who have questions or feel they may have symptoms. The number is 1-800-632-4502. UAMS HealthNow is also available for free COVID-19 screenings.
  • The Arkansas Department of Health has activated a call center to answer questions from both health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136.

For Our Communities:

  • Guides for childcare programs and K-12 administrators.
  • Information for parents and guardians about talking with children about coronavirus.
  • CDC’s guide to creating a household plan.

Staying Healthy:

  • Make sure to wash your hands
  • Physically distance yourself from others when leaving the house. 
  • Refrain from touching your face. 
  • Stay at home when sick. 
  • Follow guidance outlined by the White House and local representatives. 

More resources are available on the CDC's website here.

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