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Coronavirus updates

See below for important information for Arkansans related to the Coronavirus pandemic relevant to Community Health Centers and our patients. We will be updating regularly.

  • Summary of NACHC PCA call, latest on federal response and ask of Congress, 4-3-20

  • Email message from NACHC CEO Tom Van Coverden with links for letters to governors and Congress, 4-3-20

  • Summary of NACHC call, including Jim Macrae from HRSA re finances and Congressional ask, etc., 4-2-20

  • NACHC rundown of New Federal Programs to Address Cashflow and Payroll Concerns, 4-1-20

  • Speaker Pelosi talks of need to include Community Health Centers in next stimulus plan, 4-1-20

  • Testing suspended at East Arkansas Family Health Center until further notice, 4-1-20

  • List (excel) of Coronavirus screening and testing sites among CHCA members, 3-30-20 (PDF option)

  • Guidance from the FDA re how to decontaminate N-95 respirators, 3-30-20

  • Update from NACHC on how the stimulus package helps CHCs, details on the $1.3 billion and cliff funding extender, 3-26-20

  • Call with Arkansas Congressional delegation/CEOs of Arkansas health centers, summary, 3-25-20

  • Summary of HRSA/NACHC calls, 3-24-20

  • HIV/AIDS info as impacted by Coronavirus from, 3-23-20

  • Helpful guidelines from AR Health Dept. for health care providers, 3-23-20

  • Think you may have Coronavirus? Need to know what to do? Where to go? Call CHCA hotline 833-508-0774, 3-23-20

  • Latest NACHC memo on President Trump's telehealth announcement and NACHC telehealth blog, 3-20-20

  • Press release from Massachusetts League of Communtiy Health Centers issuing 'dire plea' to Congress for adequate funding for all CHCs, 3-20-20 

  • Letter sent to Arkansas legislators asking to intervene with Congressional delegation re CHC funding, 3-20-20

  • Status of testing capacity and logistics at Arkansas CHCs, 3-20-20

  • Summary of NACHC/HRSA call on multiple CHC issues related to Coronavirus, 3-19-20

  • Waiver to Paperwork Reduction Act announced by HRSA, FAQs, 3-18-20

  • YouTube video from NACHC leadership sharing update, 3-18-20

  • CMS fact sheet re telehealth changes announced by President Trump, 3-17-20

  • CHCA letter to Sen. John Boozman, 3-17-20

  • CHCA news release regarding urgent need for funding, 3-17-20

  • National Association of Community Health Centers letter to House and Senate leadership, 3-16-20

  • Message to public and patients from CHCs re services, 3-16-20

  • New CPT Code Announced to Report Novel Coronavirus Test, 3-16-20

  • CHCA news release seeking state assistance re telehealth and testing, 3-12-20

  • CHCA letter to Governor Asa Hutchinson, 3-12-20

  • Coronavirus informational page, NACHC website

  • Centers for Disease Control informational page on Coronavirus

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) list of FAQs

Boston Mountain Rural Health Center staff (below and below right) and  at Lee County Cooperative Clinic  (right) stand ready to assist and screen those at risk for Coronavirus
Mainline Health Systems staff prepare to help screen and test patients for Coronavirus in the safest manner to protect other patients and fellow workers.
Community Clinic responds to Coronavirus (below)
Lee County Cooperative Clinic's screening tent (below).