First Northwest Arkansas coronavirus case discovered in Fayetteville

A Fayetteville resident has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release from Washington County Judge Joseph Wood and Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

It’s the first presumptive positive case in Northwest Arkansas.

“At this time, we will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly,” stated the release. “We urge the public to follow all recommendations of the Arkansas Department of Health.”

» Visit the Arkansas Department of Health website

Arkansas Gov. Asa Huthcinson will hold a press release to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation at 1:30 p.m. A live video of the event can be viewed on the governor’s YouTube channel. Following Hutchinson’s event, Mayor Jordan will address the media at Fayetteville City Hall.

For more information, see our list of Fayetteville-area updates.