Arkansas governor backs off lifting virus limits by region

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 is backing off the possibility of allowing just some parts of the state to lift coronavirus restrictions after the state hit a new record for people hospitalized from the virus. It’s not clear when Gov. Asa Hutchinson will allow “phase 2,” but he told reporters Monday that he’s not considering a loosening restrictions by region, an idea he floated last week. Arkansas in recent weeks has allowed businesses that closed because of the virus to reopen, but with limits on capacity and other restrictions. The Health Department said at least 9,740 people have tested positive for the virus.

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