Governor Hutchinson has issued Executive Order (“EO”) 20-06 amending EO 20-03 regarding the public health emergency concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) addressing Arkansas agencies.
The EO outlines the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impacts on Arkansas citizens.
The EO requires that to assist Arkansas citizens state agencies:
. . . identify provisions of any regulatory statute, agency order or rule that in any way prevents, hinders, or delays the agency's ability to render maximum assistance to the citizens of this state while they are adhering to guidelines to prohibit the spread of disease or seeking assistance from the state to obtain benefits or services related to health, education, employment, or any service rendered by the state in response to or to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Agencies shall post any identified statutes, orders, and rules to their websites. Once posted by the agency, those identified statutes, orders, and rules are hereby suspended for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this Order.
A copy of the CO can be downloaded here.
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