The United States Small Business Administration’s Economic Disaster Loan Program is now available to businesses and private nonprofits affected by coronavirus measures.
ARKANSAS, USA – The United States Small Business Administration’s Economic Disaster Loan Program has been made available to eligible private businesses and nonprofits affected by the spread of the virus.
Governor Hutchinson and Dr Nate Smith announced 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas on Monday, bringing the current total to 22 cases in the state.
After the CDC announced guidelines on Sunday warning against gatherings of 50 or more people, several states banned the opening of bars and restaurants for the next two weeks.
Hutchinson said restaurants and bars are open to the decision to stay open or closed. However, several countries in the state have already announced that they will either close their doors or only offer take-out or delivery options.
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has put in place a citywide curfew that will begin Wednesday night. The curfew will be from midnight to 5 a.m. every evening and will be assessed after two weeks.
Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey said police would not stop people from driving, but anyone from walking.
Scott also encouraged restaurants in town to switch to take out and deliver only.