State of Arkansas Issues New Guidelines for Wearing Face Masks

From: Ozarks First

Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith and the Arkansas Department of Health will issue new guidance for face coverings.

According to the new guidance, face coverings should be worn in all indoor settings where you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing of six feet or more cannot be assured.

Face coverings should also be worn in all outdoor settings where you are exposed to non-household members unless there is space of six feet or more to create physical distancing.

According to the new guidance, face coverings should cover both the mouth and nose to be effective.

As of Friday, there are 14,631 total COVID-19 cases and 214 deaths in the state, according to state officials. That is an increase of 703 new cases and six deaths.

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