If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your primary care physician, the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847, or use the UAMS HealthNow screening tool. Please DO NOT go to a testing location, healthcare facility, including your doctor’s office, an urgent care clinic, or the emergency room without calling ahead as this could lead to the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable people who are seeking care for other illnesses.

Here are some steps that you can take to keep yourself and those at home safe:

Protect Yourself from Scam Artists and Price Gouging

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and our state government have been working to prevent price gouging and to crack down on scam artists who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis. 

When Governor Hutchinson declared a state of emergency on March 11th, Arkansas's price gouging laws automatically went into effect. 

This state law prevents individuals or businesses from increasing product prices by more than ten percent of what the product would have cost prior to the state of emergency declaration. Violators can face criminal charges and fines as well as civil penalties of up to $10,000 per incident. Arkansans can report price gougers to the Attorney General’s Office at ArkansasAG.gov or call (800) 482-8982.

Additional Resources:

-You can find guidance from the Centers for Disease Control here.

- You can find guidance from Governor Asa Hutchinson here.  

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