Arkansas COVID-19 Taskforce

"Arkansans will face this challenge, as we always have, with compassion, resiliency, and an unbeatable, entrepreneurial spirit." Governor Asa Hutchinson & Chairman Steuart Walton

Arkansas Ready for Business

The Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force was formed to provide information to help Arkansans confidently and safely return to life and work. This industry-specific platform provides a single source for recommendations on how you can help the Arkansas economy recover from the effects of COVID-19. The information provided here is based on science, data, and the decision making of our state leaders and industry experts. Working smart, safe, and together makes Arkansas Ready for Business.

Resources and Information

Find industry-specific guidelines and resources for businesses and consumers.


Latest News

  • Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Voting in the Age of COVID-19

    The leaders of the major political parties in Arkansas are united in their determination to assure everyone can cast their ballot in November safely and securely. Under state law,...

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  • Answer the Call: ADH Contact Tracers May Reach Out

    When a patient tests positive for COVID-19, case investigators and contact tracers work backwards to trace where the person has been and who has potentially been exposed. This work...

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  • Arkansas Adult Survey Conducted by Runway Group

    The Runway Group recently commissioned a survey to measure responses to COVID-19. The questionnaire incudes topics regarding the use of Personal Protective Equipment, the 2020-2021...

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  • Governor Hutchinson Announces Cities May Implement Mandatory Mask Ordinance

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced cities across the state may implement an ordinance requring mandatory face coverings to help curb the spread of COVID-19 by signing...

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  • Statement from Steuart Walton, Chairman, Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force on Governor’s Proclamation on Mask Ordinances

    July 3, 2020 “Governor Hutchinson’s balanced approach of giving cities the option to enact mask ordinances where most needed helps us protect the health of Arkansans and ensure t...

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  • Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

    The Fourth of July is coming up this week, so it’s an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. COVI...

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