News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/9/2020 3:29:45 PM to 10/1/2020 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Latest City of Siloam Springs News

Posted on: July 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/9/2020 Press Conference

Governor Hutchinson Press Conference Update graphic

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 7/9/2020 Press Conference 

-Yesterday we had 25,246 cases; up 806 new cases to 26,052 

-Second highest day of new cases since the pandemic began.  

-Of the 806- 110 correction, 696 in community 

-5751 active cases- 131 cases in nursing homes; 444 in correctional facilities; 5,176 active cases in community.  

-596 recovered 19,922 have recovered to date 

-Up 36 to 394 hospitalized 

-Up 4 deaths to 309 

-Counties: Pulaski 104, Washington 78, Sebastian 56, Benton 49, Faulker 51,  

-4754 tests yesterday 

-Cases are scattered throughout Arkansas 

-Overall positivity rate is 7.2% Want to get positivity rate down by wearing masks and social distancing.  


-We are going to be having school next year.  

-Arkansas ready for learning: Flexible, practical, adaptable, inclusive and accessible 

-Districts must be prepared to shift to other instructional delivery methods should the need arise.  

-School will now start August 24, but no later than August 26.  

-School districts will give feedback about COVID response to a case locally.  

-Education Secretary Key said Education Department is working with districts to make an easier transition to virtual learning if needed.  

-Local school districts can require masks. It is strongly suggested, but ultimately up to the districts since schools are very different. One school might have enough space to social distance where masks wouldn’t be required. Another one would have to require masks because space is tight.  

-Not a statewide policy if teachers get sick and there’s a teacher shortage. That will be handled locally.  

-Higher education has an independent role and decision process. This only applies to K-12.  



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Latest City of Siloam Springs News

A bulldozer efficiently collects and deposits trash into a waiting trash truck.

Spring Cleanup Begins April 1

Posted on: February 22, 2024
Road work signage at a construction site.

Road Closure Notice

Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2023
Three workers discuss plans while conducting maintenance at a substation.

Siloam Springs Boosts Electrical System

Posted on: February 16, 2024
A look at the different stages of a solar eclipse.

2024 Great North American Eclipse

Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2023
An image showcasing the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Meter.

Introducing AquaHawk Alerting System

Posted on: January 26, 2024
A little girl sits at a table while on a computer at a library.

Library Launches Community Survey to Shape Future Services

Posted on: January 24, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2023
Image of a cold weather warning sign against a snowy background.

Winter Preparedness Tips

Posted on: January 10, 2024
A Police Officer Poses with a Smile for the Camera.

Scott Miller Named Chief of Police

Posted on: January 5, 2024
An aerial view of a Google map displaying multiple location pins.

Major Projects Tracker Now Live

Posted on: November 15, 2023
A tornado siren stands prepared to provide protection under a clear blue sky.

Outdoor Emergency System

Posted on: November 9, 2023
A cheerful girl looks directly at the camera, grinning.

Meet Hallie Monson

Posted on: November 8, 2023
A hand holding a pen, writing a check on a checkbook.

Important Update For Writing City Checks

Posted on: November 7, 2023
Street sign against a clear blue sky

Sager Creek Drive Rebuild Project

Posted on: November 2, 2023
A cheerful man with a friendly expression facing the camera.

Meet Kris Paxton

Posted on: October 18, 2023
A man grinning warmly in front of the camera.

Meet Jason Davis

Posted on: October 18, 2023
A man and woman sit together on a couch while they look at a computer screen with excitement.

Utility Bill Management

Posted on: July 19, 2023
A group of people dig into a pile of dirt with shovels to celebrate a ground breaking.

Terminal Modernization Project

Posted on: March 16, 2023
Downtown Siloam Springs

Community Survey Results

Posted on: March 9, 2023