Governor Hutchinson Announces Relief for Businesses, Child-Care Providers To Ease COVID-19 Impact

Quick Action Loan Program 

  • Allocation of $4,000,000 from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund
  • Eligible companies may apply for a loan or loan guaranty of up to $250,000.
  • Prioritize small to medium-sized companies that are in the supply chain of essential goods and services (including healthcare, food manufacturing, logistics)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Up to $12 million in CDBG assistance will be made available for COVID19 relief and recovery. This money will be used to provide grants to eligible local governments with which to provide direct economic assistance in the form of loans to companies impacted by COVID19 and grants to clinics, hospitals and other non-profits who are working hard to provide care in rural Arkansas and to vulnerable populations such as the homeless. AEDC is undertaking necessary regulatory steps required by the federal government to implement this assistance. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

For questions about ways AEDC can assist your business during this time, contact us by email or phone:


Stay Up To Date - Links

Arkansas Medical Society COVID-19 Page 

Arkansas Department of Health - Coronavirus 

Arkansas Department of Health - COVID-19 Dashboard (numbers affected by county)

State of Arkansas COVID-19 Resource Page

Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield - COVID-19 

Arkansas State Medical Board

Arkansas Medicaid


Drive-Through Screening Sites (3/18)

Arkansas Children’s Hospital 
Pre-screening hotline: 1-800-743-3616 
Location: ACH campus - on 10th street 
For pediatric patients only. 


Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs 
Pre-screening app: 
Location: Adjacent Specialty Clinic 
Baptist Little Rock 
Pre-screening app: 
Location: Ground Floor of hospital parking deck 
Conway Regional Medical Center 
Pre-screening: With patient’s GP (then referral) or call 501-329-3831 
Location: Hospital’s West Lobby Entrance (currently closed to the public) 
Jefferson Regional Medical Center 
Pre-screening and scheduling for drive-through: 870-541-4911 
Location: 4201 Mulberry, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center 
Pre-screening: 870-414-4010 
Location: Hospital owned office building parking lot 
St. Bernards 
Pre-screening call line: 870.336.5651 or 870.336.5671 or App: 
Location: Offsite COVID clinic parking lot 


Hotline: 800-632-4502 
Shuffield Drive & Jack Stephens Drive 
Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic 
Location: 146 Passion Play Road, Suite A (Eureka Springs) 
Washington Regional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Center 
Hotline: 479-463-2055 
Location: 3318 N. North Hills Boulevard (Fayetteville)