For Immediate Release
Jan. 21, 2021

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NUMBER OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH HIGH COMMUNITY INFECTION RATES NOW AT 175

175 Districts Have Had 50 or More New Known COVID-19 Infections per 10K Residents Over 14 Days; 22 Top 100 Infections per 10K

 

LITTLE ROCK ― A total of 175 Arkansas school districts have COVID-19 infection rates of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, down from 201 a week ago, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement said Thursday. Of those districts, 22 have 14-day COVID-19 infection rates of 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents, or more than 1% of local residents, down from 54 districts last week.

ACHI identified school districts with high infection rates by analyzing data received Monday from the Arkansas Department of Health. The infections are among community residents living within the geographical boundaries of the school districts and are not specific to school employees and students. Known infections include confirmed and probable cases. Probable cases are based on verbal reporting and antigen test results, as identified by the Department of Health.

ACHI identifies districts with 50 to 99 new known infections per 10,000 residents as being in the “red zone” and districts with 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 residents as being in the “purple zone.” The districts are shaded in these colors on the school district map on ACHI’s COVID-19 in Arkansas web page at achi.net/covid19.

Rates of new known infections in school districts across the state, as well as counts of cumulative and new infections, are tracked on ACHI’s COVID-19 in Arkansas web page. Rates and counts are not shown for districts with fewer than five infections, to reduce the possibility of identifying individuals. School district counts do not include infections among incarcerated populations, in nursing homes, or in human development centers.

As of Monday, the following 175 school districts had a rate of at least 50 new known infections per 10,000 district residents over the previous 14 days. Six school districts, denoted with asterisks, were added to the list this week, and 169 remained on the list. Thirty-two districts dropped off the list.

• Alma – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Alpena
• Arkadelphia
• Atkins
• Augusta
• Barton-Lexa
• Batesville
• Bauxite – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Bay
• Bearden
• Beebe
• Benton
• Bentonville
• Bergman
• Berryville
• Bismarck
• Booneville
• Bradford
• Brinkley
• Brookland
• Bryant
• Cabot
• Camden Fairview
• Carlisle
• Cave City
• Cedar Ridge
• Cedarville
• Centerpoint
• Charleston
• Clarendon – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Clarksville
• Cleveland County
• Clinton
• Conway
• Corning
• County Line
• Cross County
• Cutter-Morning Star
• Danville
• Dardanelle – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Dermott
• Des Arc
• DeWitt
• Dover – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Drew Central
• East End
• East Poinsett County*
• El Dorado
• Elkins
• England
• Eureka Springs
• Farmington – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Fayetteville
• Flippin
• Fordyce – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Forrest City
• Fort Smith
• Fountain Lake
• Gentry
• Glen Rose – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Green Forest
• Greenbrier
• Greene County Tech
• Greenland
• Greenwood – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Guy-Perkins – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Hackett – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Hamburg*
• Hampton
• Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties)
• Harmony Grove (Saline County)
• Harrisburg
• Harrison
• Hazen – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Heber Springs
• Hector
• Helena/West Helena
• Hermitage
• Highland
• Hope
• Hot Springs
• Huntsville
• Izard County Consolidated
• Jackson County
• Jacksonville
• Jessieville
• Jonesboro
• Kirby
• Lake Hamilton
• Lakeside
• Lamar
• Lavaca – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Lawrence County
• Lee County
• Lincoln
• Little Rock
• Lonoke
• Magazine
• Magnet Cove
• Malvern
• Mansfield
• Marion
• Marked Tree
• Marmaduke
• Marvell*
• Mayflower
• McCrory
• McGehee
• Melbourne
• Mena
• Midland
• Monticello
• Mount Ida
• Mountain Pine
• Mountain View*
• Mt. Vernon/Enola
• Mulberry/Pleasant View
• Nemo Vista
• Nettleton
• Norfork
• North Little Rock
• Osceola
• Ouachita – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Ouachita River
• Ozark
• Palestine/Wheatley
• Paragould
• Paris – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Parkers Chapel
• Pea Ridge
• Perryville
• Pine Bluff
• Pocahontas
• Pottsville
• Prairie Grove – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Pulaski County Special
• Quitman – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Rector
• Rivercrest
• Riverview
• Rogers
• Russellville – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Scranton
• Searcy
• Sheridan
• Shirley
• Siloam Springs
• Smackover
• South Conway County – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• South Side
• Southside
• Springdale
• Star City
• Strong-Huttig
• Stuttgart
• Trumann
• Two Rivers
• Valley View
• Van Buren
• Vilonia
• Waldron – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Warren – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Watson Chapel*
• West Fork
• West Memphis
• West Side
• Western Yell County
• Westside
• Westside Consolidated
• White County Central*
• White Hall
• Wonderview
• Woodlawn – rate of 100 or more new known infections per 10K residents
• Wynne
• Yellville-Summit

The following 32 districts were in the red or purple zone a week earlier but have dropped below that level this week:

• Armorel
• Ashdown
• Bald Knob
• Blytheville
• Buffalo Island Central
• Caddo Hills
• Calico Rock
• Concord
• Crossett
• Decatur
• Foreman
• Gravette
• Hillcrest
• Hoxie
• Jasper
• Junction City
• Mammoth Spring
• Manila
• Maynard
• Mountain Home
• Mountainburg
• Omaha
• Ozark Mountain
• Pangburn
• Piggott
• Poyen
• Prescott
• Riverside
• Rose Bud
• Salem
• Sloan-Hendrix
• Valley Springs

ACHI is a nonpartisan, independent health policy center that serves as a catalyst for improving the health of all Arkansans through evidence-based research, public issue advocacy, and collaborative program development.

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