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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in Your State

Please see below for the most up to date information from the governor’s office and various state agencies regarding COVID-19 orders that impact small businesses.

Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) has taken executive action that does the following:

  • Orders all state agencies to identify statutes and rules that delay an agency’s ability to render maximum assistance to citizens adhering to guidelines to prohibit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Extends the state tax deadline to July 15.
  • Suspends provisions requiring in-person witnessing and notarization of legal documents.
  • Announces that the legislature has approved $124.5M in funding for the Arkansas Ready for Business Grant Program Businesses in every industry sector may be eligible for a Ready for Business grant. These funds were given out to help businesses buy personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies. At least 75% of funding was reserved for businesses with less than 50 employees.
  • Extends Arkansas’s COVID-19 public health and disaster emergency for an additional 45 days, to expire on Friday, June 19, 2020.
  • Allows restaurants to resume dine-in operations pursuant to directives from the Secretary of Health.
  • Created the Economic Recovery Task Force to advise the Governor on reopening the state and ramping up the economy safely.

Regulatory actions are being compiled. Please check back shortly.

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