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 or 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 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 G3 Academy WILL be closed tentatively until the end of 2020 as Mayor Scott announces preventative steps to protect Public Healthy during COVID-19 Crisis

City of Little Rock COVID-19 Updates and Information

Experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19?

Visit one of these locations:
- AR Department of Health Testing
- Baptist Health Testing
- Kavanaugh Pharmacy Testing
- MedExpress Testing
- UAMS Health Now
- Walgreens Testing

Using CARES Act emergency funds, UAMS’s Psychiatry Research Institute has set up its new program providing telehealth mental health services:

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, call 1-800-743-3616 to speak with an Arkansas Children’s pediatric nurse. Nursing staff will be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Helpful Numbers

The Arkansas Department of Health and each of Little Rock’s hospitals that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response have activated call centers at each of their facilities. These call centers are designed to answer questions and conduct phone screenings. Click here to see the full list of helpful phone numbers.
Keep Covered & Keep Your Distance Tool Kit

As Arkansans continue to adjust to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Little Rock has made available to residents, businesses, churches and other organizations, a tool kit aimed at helping illustrate the importance of social distancing and wearing face coverings. Download the tool kit here.
Best Practices

Everyone is 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

Effective Thursday, May 21, the nighttime curfew, currently in effect from midnight to five o’clock a.m., has been lifted. The youth daytime curfew, in effect during the school year, will end May 27. Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. continues to strongly urge residents to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and to wear a mask if at least six feet of distance cannot be maintained.

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, Residents in Need of Assistance

The COVID-19 meals program is providing nutritious food to people impacted by the pandemic. Breakfast and lunch meals are available for students. Dinner meals are available for anyone in need.

To protect health and safety during meal distribution, everyone is requested to wear a mask or face covering, wash their hands or use hand sanitizer and maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet between other people. Meals are grab-and-go to limit contact and congregating.

Members of the community can get involved and support the effort by signing up to volunteer at

See the map below for a complete list of meal distribution locations and times:

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