North Little Rock opens Covid-19 office

There’s a new office in North Little Rock City Hall devoted to Covid-19.

Mayor Terry Hartwick made the announcement last Friday.

“My original plan was to open neighborhood Pandemic Offices in our city to provide testing and vaccinations during 2021,” Hartwick said in a release. “One of the ways we adapted to change was when our state announced Covid-19 vaccinations would be distributed to local pharmacies. In response to the state’s Pandemic efforts, our focus is now to encourage, support and participate in all organized Covid-19 vaccination clinics and provide resources and information to both our residents and businesses.”

A clinic has been scheduled for this Friday in conjunction with UAMS, Shorter College and other neighborhood organizations and businesses.

“The focus of the North Little Rock Pandemic Office is to provide resources to residents and businesses by directing them to vaccine opportunities and information, as well as to assist them in acquiring answers for their questions,” Hartwick added. “By working together, we can overcome the Covid-19 virus.”

Working in the Pandemic Response office will be Bailey Noland and for questions, or for assistance, call 501-227-2311. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday through Friday.

A website, http://nlr.ar.gov/pandemicoffice, has also been established to provide Covid-19 information along with links and resources.

One can also contact Margaret Powell at 501-975-8605 or by email at mpowell@nlr.ar.gov to make the city aware of a vaccination event in North Little Rock or if you’d like to volunteer at an upcoming clinic.

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