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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 lobby is closed to the public until further notice however, our team is still available to you. You can reach us by phone at 870-793-2378 or email our staff.  The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor the situation and is responding accordingly. 

Click HERE for Health & Safety Guidelines.  

Health and Testing Resources

Local Access

If you have concerns that you might have COVID-19 or been exposed there are multiple testing facilities that offer testing. 

White River Health System offers a telehealth service, which offers a free assessment 24/7 using any smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam.  Visit WaveLink and use the code COVID-19 in the Enterprise box.

ARCare offers a Virtual COVID-19 Self Triage tool.  You may book an appointment online or call (866) 550-4719 to locate the nearest location.

Sherwood Urgent Care offers three types of the COVID-19 test, Rapid Antigen Testing, PCR Molecular Testing, and Antibody (Serology) Testing You may book an appointment online or call (870) 793-5800.

UAMS offers free online screening.  You may book an appointment by calling (870) 793-2540.

Natural State Primary Care offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing.  You may book an appointment by calling (870) 612-3223.

Vaccine Information

Information regarding Arkansas Department of Health Vaccine Plan

A list of authorized vaccine locations can be found here.  Local pharmacies include Bryant's Pharmacy, Econo-mart Pharmacy, and Sav-On Pharmacy.  Please schedule only one appointment and be patient as dose distribution is limited at this time. 

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), Northwest ArkansasCouncil, and Walmart have pulled together valuable resources to help businesses., part of the Vaccinate the natural State initiative, is focused on providing employers with the tools they need to successfully navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process and confidently prepare their employees to return safely to the workplace. Take the Power Over Pandemic Pledge!

State Information

Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Coronavirus hotline:  1-800-803-7847 or email.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released guidance for employers on the vaccine.  Click HERE for more information. 

Federal Information 

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.

The CDC issued revised guidance announcing that the required time for quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 may be reduced from 14 days to 7 or 10 days.  The CDC still recommends a quarantine period of 14 days when possible. Click here to learn more information.

CDC new COVID-19 updates here.

State and Federal Resources

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce has up to date information summarized from the Federal and State Government announcements. 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center have resources for small businesses. 

The SBA ArkansasDistrict Office offers various resources for small businesses and non-profits here.

Gov. Hutchinson winter COVID-19 task force.  To learn more click here.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (USDA)

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

The Federal CARES Act 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.  

Paycheck Protection Program information here.  Loans are available until March 31st.

(On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced changes to SBA's coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity).  Update here.

Updates on PPP including application forms here.


Economic InjuryDisaster Loan (EIDL) deadline extended to Dec. 31, 2021 here.  

Community Resources

White River Now

The Guard

The City of Batesville

Batesville Police Department

Independence County Police Department





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