Abby Zimmardi is a staff reporter for the Arkansas Traveler, where she has been a staff reporter since April 2019.
Local companies have donated time and money to provide NWA healthcare workers with protective boxes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during treatment procedures.
By order of the governor, Arkansas public K-12 schools will remain closed through the remainder of the school year to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
UA officials announced April 2 that students will be able to request “Pass,” “Pass D” or “No Credit” grades in place of letter grades at the end of the spring 2020 semester.
As statewide COVID-19 cases continue to climb, officials are ordering business closures and furthering restrictions on public services and travel.
Some students have canceled their spring break plans amid COVID-19-related closures and will try to turn their self-quarantines into “staycations.”
UA officials announced in an email Wednesday that students must move out of residence halls and other university-affiliated housing, including Greek houses, by April 3.
The City of Fayetteville confirmed Wednesday that a Fayetteville resident received the first presumptive positive test for COVID-19 in Washington County.
Arkansas public schools will close Tuesday to allow the state health department to catch up on coronavirus testing.
President Trump announced Friday that interest on federal student loans will be waived until further notice to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.