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Chamber Response

Based upon the recommendations from the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Health, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce building is closed to the public until further notice. Our team is working remotely and still available to you. You can reach us by phone at 870-793-2378, email, or on Facebook

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor the situation and is responding accordingly. As of now all events, meetings, and Leadership Batesville sessions have been postponed. 

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Health and Testing Resources

Local Access

If you have concerns that you might have COVID-19 or been exposed to it, White River Health System, ARCare, and UAMS have free online screenings.  

State and Federal Access

Arkansas Department of Health

Website Information:

Call the Arkansas coronavirus hotlines:

  • For children (staffed by Arkansas Children’s Hospital): 1-800-743-3616

  • For adults (staffed by UAMS): 1-800-632-4502

Contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-803-7847

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

The CDC offers information on how Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment, what to do if you are sick, and frequently asked questions, including printable fliers.  

Details on CDC recommendations of face coverings and masks. The CDC has issued new recommendations to the public and encouraged the wearing of cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This recommendation is considered a voluntary public health measure, and the CDC offers a primer on simple face cloths here.

State and Federal Resources

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce has a daily update on information summarized from the Federal and State Government announcements. 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a great resource for small businesses.  They do weekly online seminars to help better understand loans processes from the federal and state government.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services launches new website designed to provide updated information regarding COVID-19 related unemployment benefits here.

Are you self employed (electrician, beautician, plumber, construction, freelance/gig worker, etc?)  Sign up for email news alerts here.

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

Here is a link to the COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide, which provides a great overview of what COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related assistance programs are available to different entities in rural communities. 

Federal CARES Act

This program is intended to assist business owners with relief. The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act is a great tool. Information about the program can be found on the U.S. Senate website, along with other SBA program information.,

Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) ; New Application 

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit  

Consolidated information regarding SBA, Federal and State programs can be found on the Arkansas Economic Development website:

The World Trade Center of Arkansas has compiled a COVID-19 page that includes a list of state and federal resources for state small businesses and farmers here.

Community Resources

White River Now

The City of Batesville

Batesville Police Department

Independence County Police Department





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