Latest COVID-19 Update Provides Little Good News

November 12, 2020

Community

TCL Electronic Take-Back Tour

Benton County, there is an opportunity to drop of recyclable electronics for free this Saturday, November 14th.

  • Info - Resister for a time to drop off your electronics this weekend between 9a-1p at Esco Processing & Recycling located on
    2111 South 8th Street in Rogers
  • Items accepted include - Computers (Desktop and Laptops), Monitors (CRT and Flat Screen),All in-One Computers, Tablets, Mice/Keyboards, Printers, Fax Machines, VCR/DVD Players, Cable Boxes/DVRs, Stereo Equipment, Cell Phones, Gaming Consoles, Televisions (CRT and Flat Screen). Residents only.
  • Deep Dive - More information can be found HERE

History

Today in Arkansas' History

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts turns 9 years old today

  • Info - The Museum opened 11/11/11 - exactly 9 years ago today. "We opened our doors with the mission to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature." - CBMAA

Recreation

Future of Slow Streets in Fayetteville

The future of Slow Streets is in the hands of the citizens of Northwest Arkansas

  • Info - "Slow Streets are residential neighborhood streets that are temporarily signed to slow traffic to facilitate safe space for walking, biking, and children playing in these areas. The streets are accessible to residents, delivery, and service vehicles. The intent is to help people stay healthy while remaining close to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 50 cities in the U.S. have implemented some version of Slow Streets in response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines." - speak up Fayetteville
  • Provide feedback HERE
  • In Fayetteville, the following areas have been designated as Slow Streets:
    • Wilson Park (completed)
    • Downtown - Sunday Slow Streets Program (completed)
    • South Washington Street (complete)
    • Betty Jo Drive (complete)
  • Deep Dive - More information on the program can be found HERE

COVID-19

Governor's Weekly Covid Update

"There is very little good news in the data today – the case report is not good, and the trend is not good.... We have a lot of work to do – we’re in for a very challenging time." Governor Asa Hutchinson

  • Most Notability - Revised guidelines were released for places of worship
  • Info - Presented by Dr. Jose Romero:
    • The increase in cases is likely tied to the Halloween Holiday
    • If proper precautions aren’t taken, we will see similar spikes as a result of Thanksgiving and the holidays
    • The FDA will be looking at a vaccine coming from Pfizer.

Health Data:

  • Case Report:
    • Yesterday: 975 PCR Confirmed Cases, 449 probable cases through antigen testing (+1,424)
    • Total cases: 124,235
    • 7,175 PCR tests, 1787 antigen tests in the last 24 hours
  • Top Counties:
    • Pulaski: 131
    • Washington: 114
    • Benton: 104 (256 positive cases in the Benton County Jail-not all have been reported)
    • Craighead: 90
    • Independence: 64
  • 810 Hospitalized (+24)
  • 124 on a ventilator (+11)
  • 2,112 Deaths (+4)
  • Active Cases: 12,874

Community

Fresh Start Program Now Accepting Applications

The Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association received 10 million dollars in federal grant funds to help assist renters rent who are struggling to pay rent

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