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Tyson Giving $200 Bonus to Fully Vaccinated Workers

Benefits are also being strengthened for vaccinated employees. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Receives $1.4M Grant to Study COVID-19 Disparities

UAMS researchers have been awarded a one-year, $1.4 million grant to study the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and develop plans to help increase vaccination rates as part of a national alliance. read more >
Government & Politics

Little Rock Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidance

Arkansas' capital city is dropping its requirement to wear a mask to combat the coronavirus following loosened federal guidance. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Allows Vaccinated Shoppers, Workers to Go Maskless

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, says it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or local laws say otherwise. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Gets $2.5M Grant to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Arkansas

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $2.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a five-year project to increase colorectal cancer screening in Arkansas. read more >
Dr. Nathaniel Smith, the state's health secretary, speaks Thursday during the governor's daily press briefing on the state’s COVID-19 response.  
Health Care

Nate Smith to Leave Arkansas for CDC Post

Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nathaniel Smith has been hired by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to serve as deputy director for public health service and implementation science. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

US Health Officials Quietly Release More Reopening Guidance

U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved. read more >
Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

CDC Compiles New Guidelines to Help Organizations Reopen

New federal plans are designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and businesses safely reopen as states look to gradually lift their coronavirus restrictions. read more >
Dr. Joe Thompson, CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Government & Politics / Small Business

Video: Dr. Joe Thompson Shares How Employers Should Respond to COVID-19

Dr. Joe Thompson, CEO of the Arkansas Center of Health Improvement in Little Rock, said Friday that employers are important actors in the effort to staunch the spread of COVID-19. read more >
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart to Add Policy Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

Walmart is taking steps aimed at curbing opioid abuse and misuse. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

ACH Receives $3.5M Research Grant for Birth Defects

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute will receive the funds over five years. Five other centers around the country are also receiving funds to take part in the study. read more >