Arkansas governor aims to lift some virus restrictions May 4

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 hopes to begin lifting some of the state’s restrictions imposed because the coronavirus outbreak on May 4. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the plan as state health officials said the number of coronavirus cases at a state prison jumped from 46 inmates to 129. Hutchinson on Thursday set the May 4 date for lifting some limits if Arkansas meets the first phase of guidelines laid out Thursday by the White House for states to reopen their economies. The governor has said one of his priorities for easing restrictions is allowing elective surgeries at hospitals.

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