March 30, 2020

As of March 30, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 449 cases of COVID-19, statewide. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas rose to six.

The Department also reported that the total numbers of cases includes 15 children and that 67 of the people infected are healthcare workers.

March 30, 2020

Arkansans applying for Medicaid, food assistance, and other programs are encouraged to do so online or by phone rather than in-person during this public health emergency. People applying in-person may experience longer than usual wait times because the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is limiting the number of people in office lobbies at one time.

DHS also is requesting federal approval to change some of its processes to reduce the need for in-person contact.

March 30, 2020

Baptist Health Foundation has received two donations totaling more than $130,000 to fund coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing equipment for the Western Region.

An anonymous organization awarded $98,000 and the Fort Smith-based Good Neighbor Foundation, voluntarily funded by Baptist Health employees in the Western Region, donated $33,000 toward the Cepheid testing system.

March 30, 2020

Baptist Health has set up sites at various locations throughout Arkansas to evaluate people who are concerned about possible exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). A list of the locations is below:

Arkadelphia

For Clark County residents, Baptist Health-Arkadelphia has set up a drive-thru COVID-19 screening location in the parking lot of Baptist Health Family Clinic-Caddo Valley, 10 Montgomery Drive in Arkadelphia.

March 30, 2020

The following message has been issued to the Northwest Arkansas community from regional healthcare providers, including Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Community Clinic, Mercy Northwest Arkansas, Northwest Health System, Washington Regional Medical Center, UAMS Northwest, and the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.