Arkansas decisions coming next week on opening bars, camps

Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor says he’ll announce next week whether bars and summer camps can open as he continues moves to ease the state’s coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he’ll announce Monday whether bars can reopen, and the decision on summer camps and youth sports will come two days later. Health officials said Tuesday at least 4,164 people in Arkansas have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, an increase over the 4,043 reported a day earlier. Ninety-five people in Arkansas have died from COVID-19.