Governor Hutchinson announces decision points for lifting restrictions on restaurants, churches, gyms, beauty salons


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday the state’s timeline for decision-making regarding lifting restrictions on businesses and places of worship.

May 4 remains the target date for Arkansas to begin lifting restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, the governor said.

Hutchinson said decisions regarding each industry leading up to May 4 and after will be announced as follows:

  • April 29 – Announcement on restaurants
  • April 30 – Announcement on gyms
  • May 1 – Beauty and barber shop decisions
  • May 4 – Places of worship and larger venues

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