Covid-19 Information & Resources

 

With Covid-19 “Coronavirus” becoming an ever growing concern in our day-to-day lives, we are committed to providing valuable and credible information to keep you safe.

We want to encourage everyone to stay informed, so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. The following websites are trusted, verified sources for information about novel coronavirus:

Changes are happening daily, so we’re also providing a Daily Coronavirus Update of local, state, and national announcements.

 

 

National
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization;
WHO Advice for the Public
United Way Covid-19 Community Response & Recovery Fund
211.org works in conjunction with the United Way; specialists connect people with disaster, food, housing, utility, health care resources and more

State
UAMS: Free Covid-19 Online Screening; UAMS Hotline # 800-632-4502
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Info Page; ACH has a 24-hour Hotline, where callers will reach a child health nurse:  800-743-3616
Arkansas Dept of Health; Hotline # 501-661-2136
• ADH Cases by County Map, updated 4 times daily

 

Local
City of Hot Springs Covid-19 News & Updates
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Hot Springs Hotline for Covid-19 questions # 501-760-4307; 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Lake Hamilton School Dist Info Page and Facebook
• Hot Springs School Dist HSSD News and Facebook
• Lakeside School Dist Info Page and Facebook
• Jessieville School Dist Website & Facebook

• There are now 5 drive through clinics operating in Hot Springs and Garland County, to further evaluate those experiencing symptoms. Currently there are no COVID-19 tests or swabs available at the evaluation centers.  Officials say when the equipment arrives they will let the public know.  You are asked to call the Hotline for a telephone assessment BEFORE going to one of these screening sites.
⋅ Convenient Care Clinic – 100 McGowan Court next to CHI/St Vincent (M-F 7am-8pm. Sat/Sun 8am-8pm)
⋅ Convenient Care Clinic – HSV, 4419 Highway 7 North  (M-F 730am-6pm. Sat 8am-3pm. No Sunday hours)
⋅ Lakeside Family Medicine – 124 Hollywood, near National Park Hospital (M-F 830am-5pm. No weekend hours)
⋅ First Care walk in – On Adcock Road just off Airport Rd (M-F 8:30am-5pm. Sat 9a-1p. No Sunday hours)
⋅ Fountain Lake Clinic – 4517 Park Ave (M-F 830a-5p. Sat/Sun 9a-1p)

• If your business has been affected by COVID-19, please complete this worksheet and return to Arkansas Division of Emergency Management at businesscovid19@adem.arkansas.gov

• As of 3/17/20, Gov Hutchinson has waived the waiting period for unemployment insurance if people are laid off as a result of Covid-19. In addition, Arkansans do not have to apply for unemployment insurance in person; they can apply online. Also, they do not have to report in person to continue their benefits. These waivers are in effect for 30 days.

 


Symptoms

It’s important to know what signs and symptoms to look for and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Remember, if you have these symptoms, you should call ahead to your doctor’s office for advice on whether you should come in to be seen or manage your symptoms at home. If you do come to the doctor’s office and have these symptoms, ask for a mask as soon as you arrive.

Prevention

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus. These include:

  • • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

If you are sick with any respiratory illness, to keep it from spreading to others, you should:

  • • Stay home when you are sick.
  • • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Higher Risk Group

Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

• Older adults
• People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
· Heart disease
· Diabetes
· Lung disease
· Cancer
· Immuno-compromised