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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

Jonesboro says they will 'stay the course' on COVID fight

Jonesboro Municipal Center
Brandon Tabor

Arkansans may not be required to wear a mask, but the City of Jonesboro is encouraging its citizens to be mindful of others who choose to continue wearing one during the pandemic.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced an end the statewide mask mandate during a press conference on Tuesday. However, he encouraged residents to continue to wear their mask and practice social distancing.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver said in a news release on Wednesday that the city government will continue with its current public health guidelines established to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“To care for the health of City employees and be responsible to our community, we will continue to ask those doing business in City facilities to practice social distancing and wear masks when coming to City offices,” Copenhaver said in the statement.

“We hope continuing these practices, added to the growing number of vaccinated residents, will help result in a swifter, full return to normalcy.”

Copenhaver also asked citizens and patrons "to respect the wishes and requirements of businesses as well as the concerns of others."

Officials said a walk-in vaccination clinic is scheduled on Tuesday, April 6 at the Craighead County Health Unit starting at 9:30 A.M.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.