8,434 new Covid-19 cases were added Friday, January 7, 2022. That brings the total active cases in Arkansas to 50, 710. Hospitalizations went up 41 to 933 currently hospitalized.
The Omicron variant is spreading quickly. Prevention is our best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission, and take a test before you gather.

Active COVID-19 Cases by County









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To protect yourself and others, the ADH recommends:

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Practice physical distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek testing. Testing is available in many locations, including ADH Local Health Units.
  • It is recommended to wear a face-covering in all indoor public settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, whether you are vaccinated or not vaccinated. All areas of Arkansas currently have substantial or high transmission.



Isolation is for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. If you have COVID-19, being in isolation means you must stay home and away from others while you are infectious in order to stop the spread of the virus to anyone else. After testing positive, you should notify anyone you were in close contact with to notify them of the exposure so they can quarantine.


*Please note the above guidelines are for the general public. Guidelines for certain groups or settings may differ. For example, updated guidelines from CDC for K-12 schools, congregate settings, correctional facilities, and other groups have not been finalized. 


  • Remain at home and avoid all public activities. These means do not go to work, church, school, stores (including grocery stores), nor any public events or places.
  • Do not have visitors in your home.
  • If you live in a home with other people, stay in a separate room. If that is not possible, wear a face mask when you are in the same room as others and stay at least 6 feet away from them (i.e. practice social distancing even in your home).
  • Wash your hands and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often. Do not share personal items such as dishes, cups, forks, spoons, towels, etc.
  • Do not leave your home except to get urgent or emergency medical care. If you need to see a doctor for reasons other than a medical emergency, please call your medical provider ahead of time to make proper arrangements.
  •  In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. Tell them that you are in home isolation due to a COVID-19 infection. Keep a face mask on until a health care provider asks you to remove it. If you do not have a mask, use a folded kerchief or another similar device to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Do not use any public transportation (buses, taxis, rideshare services, or airplanes).
  • Check yourself for fever twice a day. This means taking your temperature in the morning and before bed at night and writing down the reading each time. 
  • If you begin to have additional symptoms, or if you otherwise feel sick, contact your health care provider.