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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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May 4, 2021 2:50 PM

Governor Hutchinson 5/4/2021 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xelhtdViODE
> This is the last weekly COVID update. There will still be a weekly new update from the office, but it won’t be all COVID based.
> Case report: 336,462 total cases, an increase of 296 from yesterday.
> Total active cases: 2,043, an increase of 104 since yesterday.
> 5,752 total deaths due to COVID, an increase of 5 since yesterday.
> 192 currently hospitalized, up 20 from yesterday.
> Top counties: Benton 43, Washington 42, Pulaski 27
> Testing remains low- 6,022 PCR tests (this month to date), only 1,840 PCR tests yesterday; 1,937 antigen tests to date this month, only 1,079 yesterday.
> Nearly 11,000 vaccinations were given out yesterday.
> Total vaccination doses received= 2,525,070 and have given 1,751,620 vaccinations to date. That is 69.4% of doses given.
> Individuals partially immunized= 270,426
> Individuals full immunized= 768,130
> The Governor is challenging Arkansas residents to reach a vaccination goal of 50% of Arkansans with at least one shot in the next 90 days. Currently 1,038,556 or 34% have received at least one shot. 467,206 more Arkansans will need to receive a shot to reach this goal.
> Benton County needs 19.5% of residents to receive at least one dose of the COVID vaccine to get to that 50% vaccination level.
> Pop up vaccination clinics will be occurring throughout the state. ADH will now be taking the vaccine to the local events where anyone who wants to get a shot. No appointment needed; no specific time needed. ADH is bringing vaccines to local events.
> The current state of emergency will end May 30, 2021.
> Variants have been detected in more than double the number of counties since 4/3/21.
> If you are traveling to/from India, please quarantine 14 days upon return to Arkansas.
>Children really have no protection against the virus unless those around them are vaccinated. Please consider how this will protect your children when getting the vaccine.

Prior Updates

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April 27, 2021 2:48 PM

Governor Hutchinson 4/27/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unz1y_JktNk
> Total cases= 334,998, with an increase of 229 since yesterday.
> Total active cases= 1,844, with an increase of 39 since yesterday.
> Total deaths= 5,725, up 5 since yesterday.
> 157 hospitalized, down 13 since yesterday.
> 15,800 have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic in Arkansas.
> Top counties for new cases: Benton 41, Pulaski 30, Washington 29
> Vaccinations- Doses received= 2,494,780; doses given= 1,661,921, which is 66.6% doses given.
> 301,388 individuals have been partially immunized.
> 707,072 individuals have been fully immunized.
> Total immunized in Arkansas (partially or fully) 1,00,800. This number needs to go up.
> Vaccines are available in Arkansas. Supply is not a problem- if you want a vaccine, you can get it.
> From the Governor, “We obviously have a vaccine hesitancy in Arkansas. The threat is being perceived is down, so the urgency of getting a vaccine is diminished.”
> We are working to encourage people to get that vaccine, but also call upon the employers to provide information, time off, and even bring a clinic to the site. We need employer leadership through this vaccination process.
>Variants are becoming more prevalent. Isolates are becoming in the variants. There will be more- and many are associated with higher transmission rates and more severe disease.

April 20, 2021 2:20 PM

Governor Hutchinson 4/20/21 COVID Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2D9cUiFFUY
> Total cases= 333,709 with an increase of 198 since yesterday.
> Total active cases= 1,804, with an increase of 15 since yesterday.
> Total deaths= 5,706, up 7 from yesterday.
> Hospitalizations= 77, up by 13 since yesterday.
> Top counties for new cases: Benton 29, Pulaski 26, Washington 22
> We continue to receive our federal allocation of the vaccine with a total of 2,291,620 an increase of 29,490 in the last 24 hours.
> Given out 19,583 vaccinations in the last 24 hours
> 637,872 individuals are already fully immunized.
> There’s an ample supply of vaccines- we need to increase demand.
> Governor’s goal is to have 1 Million vaccinated. We are still shy of that goal by approximately 27,000.
> 14.2% of Arkansans are partially vaccinated. 27.5% are fully vaccinated. We are below the national average of the vaccination rate.
> Vaccinations broken down by age: 52.5% of those over 65 have been fully vaccinated, 20.1% of individuals aged 18-64 have been fully vaccinated, 1.8% of individuals under age 18 have been fully vaccinated.
> We need to work on the 18-64 age group to increase vaccinations.
> Vaccinations broken down by race: 55.8% of Hispanic individuals have been fully vaccinated and 22.2% have been partially vaccinated; 49.1% of white individuals have been fully vaccinated and 13% have been partially vaccinated; 45.1% of black individuals have been fully vaccinated and 15.4% have been partially vaccinated.
> Children are still susceptible to the virus. The new strain cases are increasing in children and the virus tends to be more severe than the original strain.
>All local offices of the Department of Health will have the vaccine next week. Call the vaccine hotline to schedule an appointment. There is a location with vaccines in each county in Arkansas.