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Which Arkansas restaurants and bars passed the COVID-19 inspection?


The data below was requested through the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Every week, Arkansas authorities are checking-in on restaurants, bars, clubs, retail liquor stores and gas stations with a beer or wine permit to ensure each business is following COVID-19 guidelines set by the state.

Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Enforcement agents have been doing checks since the COVID-19 compliance checks were launched earlier this year. Officials said businesses are randomly checked.

Below is a statewide list, organized county-by-county, of the businesses randomly checked per week.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said if the ABC agent found a location was non-compliant, it is noted in the report. A “V” indicates a verbal warning.



Click a timeframe below to see the report.


See the COVID-19 checklist ABC agents are using to determine a pass or fail grade:

  • The facility has restricted capacity to 66% or below of the total seating. This includes indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Facility has adjusted seating to maintain six feet between occupied seats at adjacent tables.
  • Staff who have contact with patrons are wearing a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth.
  • Patrons who arrive at the facility without a face mask are being asked by the staff to put on a face mask prior to entry.
  • Patrons are wearing face masks when physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be ensured.
  • Staff are being screened daily before entering the facility. Any employee with a cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath are immediately excluded from the facility.
  • Group seating is limited to ten people or less.
  • Buffets and salad bars are closed for patron access.
  • Following each meal service, the tables, chairs, menus and any other frequently contacted surfaces are cleaned and disinfected with an EPA-approved chemical label as effective for emerging pathogens and the chemical is being applied at the concentration specified by the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Single-use items including, but not limited to, disposable silverware, cubs, libs and straws are removed from public access and provided upon request unless the Single-Use items are adequately protected from contamination through the use of dispensing devices or packaging.

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