COVID-19 Information

Experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19?

Visit UAMS Health Now.

Using CARES Act emergency funds, UAMS’s Psychiatry Research Institute has set up its new program providing telehealth mental health services:

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, call 1-800-743-3616 to speak with an Arkansas Children’s pediatric nurse. Nursing staff will be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Helpful Numbers

The Arkansas Department of Health and each of Little Rock’s hospitals that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response have activated call centers at each of their facilities. These call centers are designed to answer questions and conduct phone screenings. Click here to see the full list of helpful phone numbers.

Best Practices

Everyone is reminded to take the following measures to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus: 

  • practice good hand washing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching your face
  • get your annual flu shot
  • stay home when you are sick 

City of Little Rock COVID-19 Updates and Information

Effective Thursday, May 21, the nighttime curfew, currently in effect from midnight to five o’clock a.m., has been lifted. The youth daytime curfew, in effect during the school year, will end May 27. Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. continues to strongly urge residents to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and to wear a mask if at least six feet of distance cannot be maintained.

State and federal health officials have repeatedly advised that social distancing is an important step to take towards preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. In an effort to protect public safety, the City of Little Rock has implemented measures aimed at minimizing exposure.

Meals for Students During School Closures

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced schools statewide will be closed for the reminder of the school year. Many students receive their only weekday meals from the schools they attend. Additionally, some schools also send weekend meal items with students on Fridays. To keep those students from being hungry during the mandatory school closures, the City of Little Rock worked with several community partners have developed a feeding plan.

For the details and meal sites click here.

Modified Operations/Closings

City buildings will close to the public starting Wednesday, March 18. As a reminder, this includes all community centers; the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center; the Little Rock Zoo; golf courses and tennis facilities.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to handle business online and city staff will be on hand to respond. Those needing to make payments may do so at


The City of Little Rock and its partners are seeking volunteers for a variety of needs in our community related to the COVID-19 response, including helping pass out & assembling sack meals.

To sign-up, go HERE and scroll down to “HELPING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE.”

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to aid businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to aid businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19


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