COVID-19 in Arkansas

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people around the world, including Arkansans. ACHI will provide updates and insights on this evolving public health crisis.

Last Updated: May 29, 2022

Because low testing rates and the prevalence of unreported at-home testing undermine the accuracy of new COVID-19 case counts, we have suspended publication of our COVID-19 dashboard. To see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s assessment of COVID-19 risk levels by county, see its U.S. COVID-19 Community Levels by County Map.

Visit the Arkansas Department of Health for more information on COVID-19 treatment options, and find locations in Arkansas receiving therapeutics. Therapies require a prescription by a licensed and authorized provider. Patients should not contact locations directly unless instructed to do so by their healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Mythbusting: Common Falsehoods About Masks and Vaccines

ACHI has developed a COVID-19 Mythbusting explainer to address some of the most common falsehoods circulating about COVID-19. The explainer includes common myths related to masks and COVID-19 vaccines and discusses why these claims are false.

Arkansas Nursing Home COVID-19 Impact Dashboard

This interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases, deaths, and vaccination rates among residents and healthcare staff of Arkansas nursing homes.

How to Self-Test at Home

Omicron, the currently dominant variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, is different from previous strains in many ways. Whereas delta, the previously dominant variant, caused pneumonia, omicron is more likely to cause upper respiratory symptoms: sore throat, congestion, sinusitis, and fever.

Because of the increased infectiousness of omicron, if you have these COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a known infection, you should assume you are infected and either self-test or obtain a PCR test at a healthcare facility.

When to use at-home COVID-19 self-tests:

  • If you have symptoms or have been exposed (or potentially exposed) to an individual with COVID-19 you should self-test or get tested at a healthcare facility.
  • Because you can be infected without symptoms or a known exposure to someone with COVID-19, using a self-test before gathering with others, either within your household or outside of your household, can inform you about your risk of spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • A negative result means that the test did not detect the virus and that you may not have an infection, but it does not rule out infection. Repeating an at-home test within a few days, with at least 24 hours between tests, will increase the confidence that you are not infected.

Where to get at-home COVID-19 self-tests:

  • Order four free tests with free delivery.
  • Free at-home tests may also be available at Local Health Units, public libraries, or local pharmacies. Supplies are limited, so you may want to call first.
  • As of January 15, commercial insurance carriers are required to pay or reimburse for individually purchased self-tests (check with your insurance provider for conditions).

How to perform a COVID-19 self-test:

  • Always carefully review the instructions that come with your home test before getting started. There are many different manufacturers of home tests and the instructions may vary.
  • Watch a demonstration on how to use one common at-home test.
  • Here’s a video that can help you interpret your test results.
  • The CDC has put together a detailed page about at-home COVID-19 self-tests on their website.

What to do if your test result is positive:

  • You should stay home or isolate for 10 days, if possible. If you are asymptomatic after five days with a negative test, you may return to work, but you must continue to wear high quality masks through day 10 (N95s and KN95s offer better protection than cloth masks).
  • Tell a healthcare provider about your positive test result and stay in contact with them.
  • If your illness becomes severe, seek medical attention.
  • If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. A person with COVID-19 can begin spreading it two days before they have any symptoms or test positive. By informing your close contacts that they may have been exposed, they can test at home and help protect their family and others.
  • If you think your positive test result may be incorrect, contact a healthcare provider to determine whether or not additional testing is necessary.

School District Mask Policy List

Public school leaders across the state are meeting to determine if masks will be required in their schools. The following have adopted mask requirements or voted against mask requirements. If a school district is not listed, ACHI is not aware of action taken by a school board. Email us for updates.

Note: ACHI is monitoring school district mask requirements daily to provide ongoing updates. Full mask requirement: All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks while indoors unless eating or participating in physical activities. Partial mask requirement: Some grades or age groups are required to wear masks or certain conditions exist. No mask requirement: Students and staff are not required to wear masks. This update is current as of May 29, 2022. Counts are provisional and subject to change.

NamePolicyWebsite
Academics Plus Public Charter SchoolsPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.academicsplus.org/
Alma School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.almasd.net/
Alpena School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.alpenaschools.k12.ar.us/
Arkadelphia School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://arkadelphiaschools.org/
Arkansas Arts AcademyFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.artsk12.org/
Arkansas Connections AcademyFull Mask Requirementhttps://www.connectionsacademy.com/arca
Arkansas Lighthouse AcademiesPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.lighthouse-academies.org/
Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually ImpairedPartial Mask Requirementhttp://arkansasschoolfortheblind.org/
Arkansas School for the DeafNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.arschoolforthedeaf.org/
Arkansas Virtual AcademyNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.arva.org/
Armorel School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://armorel.k12.ar.us/
Ashdown School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.ashdownschools.org/
Atkins School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://atkinsschools.org/
Augusta School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.augustasd.org/
Bald Knob School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://baldknobschools.org/
Barton School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.bartonsd.org/
Batesville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.batesvilleschools.com/
Bauxite School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bauxiteminers.org/
Bay School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bay.k12.ar.us/
Bearden School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.beardenschools.org/
Beebe School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://beebebadgers.org/
Benton School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bentonschools.org/
Bentonville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.bentonvillek12.org/
Bergman School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bergman.k12.ar.us/
Berryville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bobcat.k12.ar.us/
Bismarck School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.bismarcklions.net/
Blevins School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttps://blevinshornets.org/
Blytheville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://blythevilleschools.com/
Booneville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.booneville.k12.ar.us/
Bradford School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bradford.k12.ar.us/
Brinkley School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.brinkleyschools.com/
Brookland School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://brooklandbearcats.org/
Bryant School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.bryantschools.org/
Buffalo Island Central School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://bicschools.net/
Cabot School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://cabot.k12.ar.us/
Caddo Hills School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.caddohills.org/
Calico Rock School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://pirates.k12.ar.us/
Camden Fairview School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://cfsd.k12.ar.us/
Carlisle School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://carlisle.k12.ar.us/
Cave City School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.cavecity.k12.ar.us/
Cedar Ridge School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.cedarwolves.org/
Cedarville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.cedarvilleschools.org/
Centerpoint School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://goknights.us/
Charleston School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://tigers.wsc.k12.ar.us/
Clarendon School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.clarendonlions.org/
Clarksville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.csdar.org/
Cleveland County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.rison.k12.ar.us/
Clinton School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://clintonsd.org/
Concord School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.concordschools.org/
Conway School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.conwayschools.org/
Corning School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://corningschools.k12.ar.us/
Cossatot River School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.cossatot.us/
Cotter School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://cotterschools.net/
County Line School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://indians.wsc.k12.ar.us/
Cross County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.crosscountyschools.com/
Crossett School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://crossettschools.org/
Cutter Morning Star School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://cuttermorningstarar.apptegy.us/
Danville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dps-littlejohns.net/
Dardanelle School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dardanellepublicschools.org/
De Queen School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://decatursd.com/
Decatur School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://deermtjudea.k12.ar.us/
Deer-Mt. Judea School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dequeenleopards.org/
Dermott School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dermott.k12.ar.us/
Des Arc School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.desarc.wmsc.k12.ar.us/
DeWitt School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dewittdragons.net/
Dierks School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dierksschools.org/
Division of Youth Services School SystemNo Mask Requirementhttp://lori.altschul@dhs.arkansas.gov/
Dover School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://WWW.DOVERSCHOOLS.NET
Drew Central School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.drewcentral.org/
Dumas School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.dpsd.k12.ar.us/
Earle School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.earle.crsc.k12.ar.us/
East End School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://eastendpanthers.com/
East Poinsett County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://epc.k12.ar.us/
El Dorado School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/
Elkins School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.elkinsdistrict.org/
Emerson Taylor Bradley School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.etbsd.org/
England School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.englandlions.net/
eStem Public Charter SchoolFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.estemschools.org/
Eureka Springs School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://eurekaspringsschools.k12.ar.us/
Exalt Academy of Southwest Little RockNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.exaltacademies.org/
Farmington School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://FARMCARDS.ORG/
Fayetteville School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.fayar.net/
Flippin School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.flippinschools.com/
Fordyce School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.fordyceschools.org/
Foreman School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.foremanschools.org/
Forrest City School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mustang.grsc.k12.ar.us/
Fort Smith School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.fortsmithschools.org/
Fouke School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.foukepanthers.org/
Founders Classical Academies of ArkansasFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.nwaclassical.com/
Fountain Lake School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.flcobras.com/
Friendship Aspire Academy Little RockFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.friendshipaspire.org/
Friendship Aspire Academy Pine BluffPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.friendshipaspire.org/
Friendship Aspire Academy Southeast Pine BluffNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.friendshipaspire.org/
Future School of Fort SmithNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.fsfuture.org/
Genoa Central School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://dragons1.k12.ar.us/
Gentry School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.gentrypioneers.com/
Glen Rose School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.grbeavers.org/
Gosnell School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.gosnellschool.net/
Graduate Arkansas CharterNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.graduatearkansas.org/
Gravette School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.gravetteschools.net/
Green Forest School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.gf.k12.ar.us/
Greenbrier School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.greenbrierschools.org/
Greene County Tech School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.gctsd.k12.ar.us/
Greenland School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://greenlandsd.com/
Greenwood School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.greenwoodk12.com/
Gurdon School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.go-devils.net/
Guy-Perkins School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://gptbirds.org/
Haas Hall AcademyNo Mask Requirementhttp://haashall.org/
Hackett School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.hackettschools.org/
Hamburg School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hsdlions.org/
Hampton School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.hamptonbulldogs.school/
Harmony Grove School District (Ouachita)No Mask Requirementhttp://www.harmonygrovesd.org/
Harmony Grove School District (Saline)No Mask Requirementhttp://hgsd1.com/
Harrisburg School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.hbgsd.org/
Harrison School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://harrisongoblins.org/
Hazen School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hazen.k12.ar.us/
Heber Springs School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.heberschools.org/
Hector School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.hectorschools.net/
Helena-West Helena School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hwhschools.org/
Hermitage School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.hermitageschools.org/
Highland School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttps://www.highlandrebels.org/
Hillcrest School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hillcrest.k12.ar.us/
Hope Academy of Northwest ArkansasNo Mask Requirementhttps://hopeacademynwa.org/
Hope School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hpsdistrict.org/
Horatio School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://horatioschools.org/
Hot Springs School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.hssd.net/
Hoxie School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://hoxieschools.com/
Huntsville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://huntsvilleschooldistrict.org/
Imboden Charter School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.imbodencharter.com/
Izard County Consolidated School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://icc.k12.ar.us/
Jackson County School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://jcsd.bulldogs.k12.ar.us/
Jacksonville North Pulaski School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://jnpsd.org/
Jasper School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://jasper.k12.ar.us/
Jessieville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://jsdlions.net/
Johnson County Westside School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://westsiderebels.net
Jonesboro School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.jonesboroschools.net/
Junction City School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://junctioncity.k12.ar.us/
KIPP Delta Public SchoolsPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.kippdelta.org/
Kirby School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://kirbytrojans.net/
Lafayette County School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.lcscougars.org/
Lake Hamilton School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.lhwolves.net/
Lakeside School District (Chicot)No Mask Requirementhttp://www.lsschool.org/
Lakeside School District (Garland)No Mask Requirementhttp://lakesidesd.org/
Lamar School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://lamarwarriors.org/
Lavaca School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://LAVACAPUBLICSCHOOLS.K12.AR.US
Lawrence County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.bobcats.k12.ar.us/
Lead Hill School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.leadhillschools.net/
Lee County School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://lcsd1.grsc.k12.ar.us/
Lincoln School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.lincolncsd.com/
LISA AcademyPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.lisaacademy.org/
Little Rock School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.lrsd.org/
Lonoke School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://lonokeschools.org/
Magazine School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://magazinek12.com/
Magnet Cove School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://magnetcove.k12.ar.us/
Magnolia School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.magnoliaschools.net/
Malvern School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://malvernleopards.org/
Mammoth Spring School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mammothspringschools.com/
Manila School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.manilaschools.org/
Mansfield School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mansfieldtigers.org/
Marion School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.msd3.org/
Marked Tree School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mtree.k12.ar.us/
Marmaduke School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mhs.nesc.k12.ar.us/
Marvell-Elaine School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://marvellschools.org/
Mayflower School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.mayflower.schools/
Maynard School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://maynard.nesc.k12.ar.us/
McCrory School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mccroryschools.org/
McGehee School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mcgeheeschools.org/
Melbourne School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://bearkatz.k12.ar.us/
Mena School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.menaschools.org/
Midland School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.midlandschools.org/
Mineral Springs School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.msisd.net/
Monticello School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.billies.org/
Mount Ida School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mountidaschools.com/
Mountain Home School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mhbombers.com/
Mountain Pine School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mpsdrd.com/
Mountain View School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://mountainviewschooldistrict.k12.ar.us/
Mountainburg School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.mountainburg.org/
Mt. Vernon-Enola School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.mve.k12.ar.us/
Mulberry/Pleasant View Bi-County SchoolsNo Mask Requirementhttp://mpvschools.com/
Nashville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://nashvillesd.com/
Nemo Vista School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://socs.nemo.k12.ar.us/
Nettleton School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.nettletonschools.net/
Nevada School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.nevadaschooldistrict.net/
Newport School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.newportschools.org/
Norfork School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://norforkschools.org/
North Little Rock School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.nlrsd.org/
Omaha School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.omaha.school/
Osceola School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.osd1.org/
Ouachita River School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.ouachitariversd.org/
Ouachita School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.ouachitasd.org/
Ozark Mountain School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://ozarkmountainschooldistrict.com/
Ozark School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.ozarkhillbillies.org/
Palestine-Wheatley School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://pwsd.k12.ar.us/
Pangburn School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://pangburnschools.org/
Paragould School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://paragould.k12.ar.us/
Paris School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://parisschools.org/
Parkers Chapel School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.parkerschapelschool.com/
Pea Ridge School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.pearidgek12.com/
Perryville School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://perryvilleschool.org/
Piggott School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://piggottschools.net/
Pine Bluff School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.pinebluffschools.org/
Pocahontas School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.pocahontaspsd.com/
Pottsville School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://pottsvilleschools.org/
Poyen School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.poyenschool.com/
Prairie Grove School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://pgtigers.org/
Prescott School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://curleywolves.org/
Pulaski County Special School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.pcssd.org/
Quitman School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://quitman.k12.ar.us/
Rector School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.rector.k12.ar.us/
Responsive Ed Solutions Premier High School of Little RockNo Mask Requirementhttp://premierhighschools.com/premier-hi
Responsive Ed Solutions Premier High School of North Little RockPartial Mask Requirementhttps://premierhighschools.com/northlitt
Responsive Ed Solutions Premier High School of SpringdaleNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.premierspringdale.com/
Rivercrest School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.rivercrestcolts.org/
Riverside School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://riversiderebels.net/
Riverview School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.riverviewsd.org/
Rogers School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.rogersschools.net/
Rose Bud School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://rosebudschools.com/
Russellville School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://rsdk12.net/
Salem School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.salemschools.net/
ScholarMade Achievement Place of ArkansasNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.scholarmade.org/
Scranton School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.scrantonrockets.net/
Searcy County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://scsd.info/
Searcy School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.searcyschools.org/
Sheridan School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.sheridanschools.org/
Shirley School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://shirley.k12.ar.us/
Siloam Springs School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://www.siloamschools.com
Sloan-Hendrix School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://sloan-hendrix.com
Smackover-Norphlet School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.smackover.net
South Conway County School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://sccsd.org
South Pike County School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.rattlers.org
South Side Bee Branch School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://ssbb.k12.ar.us
Southside School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://southsideschools.org
Spring Hill School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://shbears.org
Springdale School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.sdale.org
Star City School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.starcityschools.com
Strong-Huttig School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://strong.k12.ar.us
Stuttgart School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.stuttgartschools.org
Texarkana Arkansas School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://tasd7.net
The Excel CenterNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.goodwillar.org/excel
Trumann School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://trumannwildcat.com
Two Rivers School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.trgators.org
Valley Springs School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://valley.k12.ar.us
Valley View School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.valleyviewschools.net
Van Buren School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.vbsd.us
Vilonia School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://viloniaschools.org
Viola School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://violalonghorns.org
Waldron School DistrictPartial Mask Requirementhttp://waldronschools.org
Warren School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.warrensd.org
Watson Chapel School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://wc-web.k12.ar.us/
West Fork School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.westforkschools.org
West Memphis School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://wmsd.net
West Side School District (Cleburne)No Mask Requirementhttp://westsideeagles.org
Western Yell County School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://www.wycschools.com
Westside Consolidated School DistrictFull Mask Requirementhttp://westsideschools.org
Westwind School for Performing ArtsNo Mask Requirementhttps://www.thewestwindschool.org/
White County Central School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://wccbears.org
White Hall School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://whitehallsd.org
Wonderview School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.wonderviewschools.org
Woodlawn School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://whsbears.org
Wynne School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://wynneschools.org
Yellville-Summit School DistrictNo Mask Requirementhttp://www.yellvillesummitschools.com

*Data in the text file are current as of the date and time of the download.

Please refer to the school district’s listed website for more information concerning partial mask requirements.

Videos

Defining COVID-19 Terms

As the pandemic continues to unfold, it can be difficult to keep up with emerging information about COVID-19, especially if you are unfamiliar with some of the terminology. In the early stages of this evolving health crisis, we launched a series of blog posts explaining key terms and phrases used by public health officials in discussions about this new disease. Check out some recent posts below, and see 30 Terms and Phrases Used by Public Health Officials When Talking About COVID-19 for a roundup of terms we’ve defined.

Crisis Standards of Care

As the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the U.S., hospital bed and staffing shortages have been reported in many Southern states, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. As these resources become strained, hospital systems may be forced to make difficult decisions regarding which patients receive care. Read More

Breakthrough Infection

A breakthrough infection (also known as a breakthrough case) is a term used to describe a COVID-19 infection that occurs in a fully vaccinated person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a person with a breakthrough infection as someone who has a positive COVID-19 test 14 or more days after receiving a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

Endemic

An endemic disease is one that is commonly found in a specific population or region. Endemic diseases are different from epidemics and pandemics, which are outbreaks of a disease that continue to spread to other regions (or globally in the case of a pandemic). An example of an endemic virus is influenza, better known as the flu. Read More

Helpful Links and Numbers

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is tracking statewide cases, and more information can be found here, and en espanol.

Arkansas hotline for information about COVID-19 vaccination, including help scheduling appointments: 1-800-985-6030. The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The CDC posts regular online updates with latest guidelines and information on COVID-19.

ADH: During normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), urgent and non-urgent calls, please dial 1-800-803-7847 or email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov. After normal business hours and weekend calls, needing immediate response, please call 1-800-554-5738.

UAMS: Click here for screening information, including drive-thru screenings and phone screenings. Their COVID-19 Hotline is 1-800-632-4502.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH): For children younger than 18 years old, call 1-800-743-3616. Nursing staff will be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here for more information from ACH.

CDC Mask Guidelines: Click here to view the mask guidelines from the CDC

COVID-19 Testing in Arkansas: ADH has outlined guidance for getting tested in Arkansas. The United States Health & Human Services (HHS) also provides information on how and where to get tested.

Order free at-home tests: https://www.covidtests.gov/