LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Friday he was extending the state’s public health emergency by 30 days.
He says the state has made significant progress in the number of COVID-19 over the past month,
“Hospitalizations are down, the positivity rate is below 10%, vaccination rates are increasing and adherence to public health guidelines is at an all time high,” Governor Hutchinson said.
Governor Hutchinson extends COVID-19 emergency orders through March, moves ‘guidelines’ to ‘guidance’
He also announced that all state directives will now become guidelines.
The main difference is that the guidelines have no penalties.
The governor said he does not expect behavior to change and that companies are still pressured to adhere to the guidelines.
“Consumers can make good judgments because…
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