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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 15

With Congress considering what to include in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation and a debate over how schools can reopen safely in Arkansas, there’s a lot to update in both the state and federal policy arenas. Arkansas...

Arkansas Ranks as Bottom-Quarter State for Babies

New data released June 11 shows that before the COVID-19 pandemic, Arkansas ranked as a bottom-quarter state for babies. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020, released by early childhood development nonprofit ZERO TO THREE, comes at a critical time...

Coronavirus Highlights Public Health Policy Issues

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday, March 11, held a live-streamed press event to announce the state’s first presumptive positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Gov. Hutchinson also announced a ban on all out-of-state travel for state...