Don't Throw the Mask Away, NWA

March 31, 2021


Don't Throw the Mask Away, NWA

NWA Daily

Arkansas will not extend the state mask mandate at the end of this month - meaning masks will no longer be required starting April 1, 2021, starting at midnight, said Governor Asa Hutchinson.

  • Governor Hutchinson is confident that the state's numbers of hospitalizations and new cases are below the criteria he set to lift the mandate. This comes after national health experts advised elected officials not to ease up on restrictions. Dr. Anthony Fauci said "we are doing things prematurely." -40/29 News

  • Some business owners in NWA would prefer their customers to continue as is, at least for now.

  • Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said the city will let businesses and entities decide for themselves if they would like to mandate masks in their places of business. "If someone doesn’t comply and they won’t leave, they can call the police and we’ll assist with that," he said. -KNWA/Fox24

  • Still not vaccinated? The Fayetteville Board of Health, Experience Fayetteville, and Northwest Health will be a hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, April 2 at Fayetteville Town Center for those eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A -1C priority groups. Sign up HERE. Washington Regional is also offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to qualifying individuals, sign up HERE.

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