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Governors Update March 31 2020

Todays headline  Small Business UPDATE

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Update March 30

Media Briefing March 25 2020

Photo by Randall Lee Photographer for the Governor.
Eddie Schmeckenbecher, ASL translator from the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary Nate Todd, Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary Nate Smith, Arkansas Department of Health at a recent press conference. Find more photos here: COVID Media Briefing GCR 03-25-20


For veterans, Reserve and National Guard, active duty, retirees and their family members


    This is a link to the money that was approved for US citizens impacted by COVID 19.

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is still working with veterans.  Use the link to find your ADVAcate  Find ADVAcate Ashley County

The example shows Ashley County.  Change county or zipcode in the blue bar to find yours.

SBA COVID 19 Gidance for Small Businesses UPDATE

CDC self screen

    Self screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether to call a doctor or not.

Arkansas Department of Health

    Use this  link to find directives and guidance regarding Arkansas response to COVID 19 as well as latest data on active cases in Arkansas

    ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from 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.

Please take steps to protect yourself. The ADH recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. Your physician will decide if testing is necessary based on your symptoms and known exposures.

OTHER PROVIDERS AND  phone numbers

    This is a list of screening sites and phone numbers for areas around the state.  ADH will have a more up to date list.

County closings with phone numbers when available

    Counties that are closed to public entry along with screen shots of the door signs that have phone numbers when available.

    If you see your county is not represented have the county send its status and a picture of the door sign with office phone numbers to: or

Veterans links from the VA

    Includes Federal helpful links for Veterans

Shreveport VA COVID 19

    Includes access information and phone numbers to Veterans Health InShreveport Overton Brooks Health Care 

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks    

    Directory of Clinics

        Includes Fort Smith, Harrison and other clinics in the Ozark VA foot print.

Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care CAVHS Little Rock

   Information for entry to Fort Roots or McClellan facilities

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center  --  Mississippi VA Health Care

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 601-362-4471 or 1-800-949-1009 and press 6, before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at

Memphis VA Health

VA is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call Telephone Care at 901-577-7221 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Click here for facility and COVID-19 information. 

     Temporary closings

    Memphis Mayor issues Safer at Home order

   VA Public Health

    Includes  --on scroll down-- active cases data in VA health care facilities as well as what do do if you are a veteran who might have COVID 19 symptoms

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

    This contains links to all State entities information related to COVID-19


    This contains links to DOD Covid response

Tricare Military COVID 19

    Links to Tricare and on this site are links to Tricare for Retirees.