CLOSING: COVID-19

Agencies Come Together to Provide Meals During School Closure

LITTLE ROCK – With area schools closed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the City of Little Rock is working with the Little Rock School District and other partner agencies to provide meals to all students in Little Rock.

On Friday, any Little Rock area students, regardless of where they are enrolled, will be able to pick up a lunch between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at most LRSD schools. Starting Friday at 8:30 a.m., parents will be able to visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 or lrsd.org to find the nearest school providing meals.

To prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus, students will not be allowed to eat the meals on site.

Those in need of transportation will be able to travel on Rock Region Metro fixed routes, which can be found at rrmetro.org. Youth ages 12-18 will be able to ride Rock Region Metro buses for free from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth 11 and under are required to travel with one guardian, and each will be able to ride for free during the same period.

Working together to provide these valuable meals are: Arkansas Food Bank, Central Arkansas Library System, City of Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, Hunger Relief Alliance and the Little Rock School District.

The group expects to have details about an extended feeding program by Monday, March 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Information

State and federal health officials have repeatedly advised that social distancing is an important step to take towards preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. In an effort to protect public safety, the City of Little Rock has implemented measures aimed at minimizing exposure.

Best Practices

City staff has been reminded to take the following measures to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • practice good hand washing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching your face
  • get your annual flu shot
  • stay home when you are sick

City of Little Rock COVID-19 Updates and Information

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. announced on Monday a 12 to 5 a.m. curfew to start Wednesday morning as a measure to help curb gatherings of people at night spots where coronavirus could be easily spread.

State and federal health officials have repeatedly advised that social distancing is an important step to take towards preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. In an effort to protect public safety, the City of Little Rock has implemented measures aimed at minimizing exposure.

Meals for Students During School Closures

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced schools statewide will be closed through April 17th. Many students receive their only weekday meals from the schools they attend. Additionally, some schools also send weekend meal items with students on Fridays. To keep those students from being hungry during the mandatory school closures, the City of Little Rock worked with several community partners have developed a feeding plan.

Saturday (March 21) included in the school closure period, grab-and-go lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday (March 22) included in the school closure period, grab-and-go lunches will be available from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

During the week of March 23, walk-up and drive-up sites will be open for grab-and-go feeding from, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Additionally, three CALS libraries will also be open as walk-up and drive-up sites for grab-and-go lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For the details and meal sites click here.

Modified Operations/Closings

City buildings will close to the public starting Wednesday, March 18. As a reminder, this includes all community centers; the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center; the Little Rock Zoo; golf courses and tennis facilities.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to handle business online and city staff will be on hand to respond. Those needing to make payments may do so at LittleRock.gov/onlinepayments.

Events Postponed

City events with expected attendance of 50 people or more are being rescheduled. Please watch for updates on when the following events may be rescheduled:

  • The Rights After Wrongs re-entry services fair
  • Wild Wines at the Little Rock Zoo
  • The Fraternal Order of Police/Black Police Officers Association Unity Ball
  • The Little Rock Sustainability Summit

Best Practices

City staff has been reminded to take the following measures to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • practice good handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching your face
  • get your annual flu shot
  • stay home when you are sick

ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136.

 

For more information about Covid-19, Visit the ADH website.