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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information and Resources at the Clinton School

CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with the safest possible learning environment. The school will continue to provide the most accurate and reliable information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

The Arkansas Department of Health will post school-level data for active cases each Monday and Thursday. This data includes public, private, and institutions of higher education. That report, and more, can be found on the Arkansas Department of Health’s Coronavirus Resources page.

Nikolai DiPippa serves as the school’s coordinator for coronavirus and COVID-19 questions and information. Students should email questions about contact tracing and testing.

Basic Rules and Safety Precautions

CDC Recommendations: Protecting Yourself and Others

Students should not attend class if they are experiencing symptoms that include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, among others.

All class sessions will be video-recorded and the recordings will be available to students who have missed class due to illness.

Masks are Required

CDC Recommendations: Masks

The Clinton School will require all students, staff, and faculty to wear face masks at all Clinton School locations, classrooms, and other learning and project sites. Through February 2022, the Clinton School is requiring the use of high-filtration masks or N95/KN95 masks. The mask should cover the mouth and the nose as recommended by the CDC

Vaccination Options

CDC Recommendations: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Many local pharmacies are currently offering walk-in vaccinations. They include Don’s Pharmacy, The Pharmacy at Wellington, Kavanaugh Pharmacy, and Anchor Family Pharmacy.


Students, faculty, and staff can go to the UAMS drive-thru screening station at Shuffield Drive and Jack Stephens Drive on the UAMS campus. Typical hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

When you arrive at the drive-thru triage screening area, call (501) 296-1531 and stay inside your car.

For contact-tracing purposes, make sure you identify yourself as a Clinton School student.

If you test positive, UAMS will notify the Arkansas Department of Health.

Rapid at-home tests can be ordered through the website, where you need to enter your name and address. Tests are limited to four per household.

Best Practices Communication

Throughout the semester, the school will stress to its students the importance of social distancing and following safety guidelines in their personal lives.

All students will be encouraged to follow the health protocols and procedures announced by the CDC. Students should check their university email throughout the semester for updates.

Social Distancing

While on campus, individuals should physically distance themselves at least six feet away from others when possible. Students are also encouraged to use good judgement in following social distancing guidelines in their personal lives.

Personal Hygiene

Students, employees, and campus visitors should rigorously practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation. This includes frequent handwashing and/or use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content, especially after any interaction with other people or after being in shared spaces/using shared items.

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