Governor gives COVIID update

Governor Asa Hutchinson talked about COVID-19 hospitalizations and the vaccine in his weekly update on Tuesday. Other state officials also gave updates.

Hutchinson explained the phases of vaccine distribution, noting the state is now in Category 1A in terms of vaccine distributions.

“Category 1A is for high priority health care workers, long term facility, staff and residents and other high priority groups,” he said. “The only change that we have is in guidelines. We have moved First Responders into 1A. This category represents 180,000 Arkansans. The goal is to complete this phase by the end of January, so we have a lot of work to do, So we’re focused on that.”

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