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March 16, 2020 2:35 PM

COVID-19 INFORMATION

5th Renewal of Declaration of State of Local Disaster Emergency
WHEREAS, on the 16th day of March 2020, the City Administrator of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, found that certain conditions had caused, or imminently threatened to cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in disastrous proportion in Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and
WHEREAS, such conditions created a state of affairs which endangered the public health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the borders of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; and
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the authority vested in him by A.C.A. § 12-75-108 (2018); Local disaster emergencies - Declaration, the City Administrator did thereby declare that a state of local disaster emergency existed; and
WHEREAS, on the 20th day of July 2020, the City Administrator renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state-wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 11th day of September 2020 the City Administration renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state­wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 10th day of November 2020 the City Administration renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state­wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 8th day of January 2021, the City Administration renewed said declaration for an additional sixty days in conformity with the extension of the Governor's state­wide declaration of emergency and ongoing presence of the certain conditions underlying the original declaration; and
WHEREAS, on the 10th day of March 2021, the City Administrator of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas finds that the aforesaid conditions have not abated and continue to pose a severe and immediate threat to life and health.
WHEREAS, on the 7th day of April 2021, the City Administrator of the City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas finds that the aforesaid conditions have not abated and continue to pose a severe and immediate threat to life and health.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED by the City Administrator of Siloam Springs, Arkansas:
That the City Administrator, under and by virtue of the authority vested in him by A.C.A. § 12-75-108 (2018); Local disaster emergencies - Declaration, does hereby declare that a state of local disaster emergency is hereby renewed for an additional sixty (60) days.
That the area within the borders of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, covered by this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency shall be the following area of Siloam Springs, Arkansas: CITYWIDE
That this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Clerk.
That this renewal of declaration of a local disaster emergency authorizes the continued activation of the response and recovery aspects of all local disaster emergency plans which are applicable to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the rendering of aid and assistance thereunder.
That any rights or powers lawfully exercised, or any actions taken pursuant to local disaster emergency plans, shall continue and have full force and effect as authorized by law unless modified or terminated in the manner prescribed by law.
DECLARED BY THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THIS 7th DAY OF APRIL 2021.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
-Phillip Patterson

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April 13, 2021 2:51 PM

Governor Hutchinson 4/13/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8e1UJGMTY
> Total cases: 332,446
> 224 new cases since yesterday
> 5,673 deaths, up 8 from yesterday
> Down 8 hospitalizations to 148
> Testing- 2,813 since yesterday
> Top counties: Washington 55, Benton 34, Pulaski 36
> 70% of doses available have been given out.
> Johnson & Johnson vaccine- we respect the CDC decision to pause, will follow this in Arkansas.
> Vaccination program will not be interrupted because of the J&J vaccine.
> Governor Hutchinson said, “it is critically important” to get the vaccine. “No one should delay getting a vaccination because of the pause on one part” (of the J&J). “We have confidence in the J&J vaccine, but it is on pause for the treatment of adverse reactions.”
> Anyone 16 and older can get the vaccine at this time. Call 1-800-985-6030 or check https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ to find one near you. Or register for a vaccine in Washington or Benton County at https://nwacouncil.org/nwavaccines
>If you haven’t gotten the second dose it’s not too late.

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April 6, 2021 2:24 PM

Governor Hutchinson 4/6/2021 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvl33HWWmqs
Governor expressed the importance of getting the vaccination.
> Case report: 331,261 total cases, 163 in the last 24 hours
> 1,602 active cases
> 5,653 total deaths, 5 in the last 24 hours
> 152 hospitalized
> Vaccinations: 1,881,900 doses received with 58,020 coming in in the last 24 hours
> Doses given: 1,276,675. We vaccinated 25,074 yesterday.
> 357,280 individuals partially immunized, 477,857 fully immunized
> Top counties for cases: Washington 33, Pulaski 23, Benton 17
> Testing totals for the month: 16,400 PCR tests, 4,827 antigen tests
> Testing yesterday: 1,844 PCR, 1,275 antigen tests
> Vaccine distribution by race: 77.5% white Arkansans (represents 81.4% of the Arkansas population), 8% unknown, 10.3% black Arkansans (represents 15.3% of the Arkansas population), 2.8% other (represents 1.2% of the Arkansas population), 1.1% Asian Arkansans (represents 1.7% of the Arkansas population), .2% Pacific Islander Arkansans (represents .4% of the Arkansas population). The governor said we are working to bring the vaccine to minority communities.
> 64.5% of the 65+ age group has been vaccinated.
> VACCINE CALL LINE: 1-800-985-6030 for vaccine locations/resources
>BE SURE to get your second dose. If you have missed your window that’s OK. Call the vaccine hotline.

March 30, 2021 2:16 PM

Governor Hutchinson 3/30/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4NwWBZDl0U
> Governor Hutchinson was on a call with WH COVID task force this morning.
> States will be receiving 5.4 million more doses of the vaccine. Supply chain continues to increase. That means Arkansas will receive an additional 25k this week.
> Case report= increase of 178 new cases from yesterday, down 56 active cases, up 15 deaths, with 170 hospitalized
> 330,186 Arkansans have had COVID, with 5,616 deaths.
> Testing= 2,068 PCR test results yesterday, 1,754 antigen tests yesterday.
> The Statewide mask mandate has been lifted effective today. This does not mean that the use of a mask will cease. We should continue to wear masks when we cannot socially distance.
> Please respect the decisions of others to require masks including: restaurants, hotels, government buildings, salons and barbershops, stores, event venues, schools that opt to continue the mask policy, department of corrections, hospitals and health care providers.
> Arkansans 16+ are now eligible for the COVID Vaccine line.
> Call the vaccine call line: 1-800-985-6030
> We want as many Arkansans as possible to get the vaccine as it’s the way out of the pandemic.
> Total doses in Arkansas= 1,662,850 doses distributed with 1,153,739 doses administered. That’s 69.4% doses given.
> 409,828 individuals have received both doses, with 769,106 having received their first dose.
> 80% of students are receiving online instruction in Arkansas.
> With the end of the mask mandate- allowing local districts to make the decision to continue the mask mandate or not.
> Quarantine requirements (for close contact) will change on the school district’s new mask policy.
> You need the second dose to be fully immunized.
>The removal of the mask mandate does not mean we do not need masks. Continue to follow the CDC guidelines.