Arkansas Coronavirus Updates

Arkansas Coronavirus Updates




Unemployment

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Unemployment

“The Arkansas Department of Commerce will expedite unemployment benefits to assist Arkansans whose employment status may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Under current Arkansas law (Ark. Code Ann. §11-10-507(4)), individuals who claim unemployment insurance must wait one week, which is not counted as a week of unemployment. The Governor has directed the Arkansas Department of Commerce to waive the waiting period to allow the department to pay claims more quickly.

The Department of Commerce will waive current work-search requirements for 30 days, to those employed by businesses that are temporarily closed with plans to reopen, allowing them to receive benefits without seeking other employment.

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Department of Commerce will allow people to apply for unemployment benefits online or by telephone rather than in person.



Executive Order 20-03

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Executive Order 20-03

Executive order to declare an emergency and order the Arkansas Department of health to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19



Executive Order 20-04

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Executive Order 20-04

Executive order to declare and emergency and order the Arkansas Department of Health to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19



Executive Order 20-05

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Executive Order 20-05

Executive order to amend executive order 20 – 03 regarding the the public health emergency concerning COVID-19 for the purpose of a encouraging treatment and communication by technology.



Executive Order 20-06

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Executive Order 20-06

Executive order to amend executive order 20 – 03 regarding the public health emergency concerning COVID-19 for the purpose of assisting state agencies in rendering maximum assistance to the citizens of Arkansas.



Executive Order 20-07

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Executive Order 20-07

An executive order to provide funding from the hazard mitigation disaster fund



Executive Order 20-08

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Executive Order 20-08

Executive order to amend the executive order 20 –– 03 for the purpose of ordering the funds released to defray program and administrative costs associated with COVID-19



Executive Order 20-09

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Executive Order 20-09

Executive order to amend executive order 20 – 03 for the purpose of extending the state individual tax filing deadline as a result of COVID-19



Executive Order 20-10

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Executive Order 20-10

Executive order to amend executive order 20-03 regarding the public health emergency concerning COVID-19 for the purpose of restricting gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19



Executive Order 20-11

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Executive Order 20-11

Executive order to establish the Arkansas coronavirus aide, relief, and economic security act steering committee.



Executive Order 20-12

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Executive Order 20-12

The Executive order to amend executive order 20 – 03 for the purpose of suspending provisions requiring in person witnessing and notarization of legal documents in the state of Arkansas.



Executive Order 20-13

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Executive Order 20-13

Executive order to amend executive order 20 zero – 03 regarding the public health emergency concerning COVID-19 for the purpose of imposing further restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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