COVID-19 Updates and Guidelines

Travel Resources & Tips

Though the headlines may be worrisome, it's important to understand the facts and relevant details for COVID-19 (or Coronavirus). ​The Centers for the Disease Control has provided tips for travelersIt's important to make responsible travel decisions, stay at home when sick, practice good hygiene, and follow the recommendations of officials, particularly for at-risk groups.

Note that events in Rogers may be cancelled and businesses may be closed as we make decisions to keep our community safe. 

By seeking and heeding the latest expert guidance—which includes vigorous use of good health practices, similar to the preventive steps recommended for the seasonal flu—America’s communities will stay strong and continue to thrive. 

Face Covering Guidance

Face coverings are encouraged to be worn completely over the mouth and nose in all indoor environments, excluding private residences, where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured and in all outdoor settings, excluding private residences, where there is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more to practice physical distancing. For a list of those who should not wear a face covering, please click here.

Information provided by the Arkansas Department of Health

Guidelines Regarding Indoor & Outdoor Venues

Effective February 26, 2021, the Directive for Indoor & Outdoor Venues is now guidance and events are not required to submit plans to the Arkansas Department of Health for review. However, events are strongly encouraged to continue to follow the Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Events who wish to submit a plan for feedback on where COVID-19 prevention can be enhanced may send their plans to adh.ehs@arkansas.gov. To limit the spread of COVID-19 at these events, the following guidance is provided to ensure compliance with the Directive(s). Signage pertaining to COVID-19 symptoms and exclusions may be found here.

Information provided by the Arkansas Department of Health

Paycheck Protection Program Updates

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a portal for Paycheck Protection Program recipients of $150,000 or less (6.5 million businesses are eligible) to apply directly for forgiveness through the SBA. Borrowers with questions or concerns can contact the SBA customer service team at (877) 552-2692, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET. Click here for the PPP portal guide and click here to apply.

Information provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration