Pandemic Office

The focus of the NLR 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.

Current COVD guidelines for exposure precautions, quarantine, and isolation.

Vaccination Information

Office of Health Equity Assists in Hosting Booster Vaccination Clinics – The Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity is partnering with cities to host community vaccination clinics for booster shots. Clinics will be open to eligible people needing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots and to those who <…Read More…>

Arkansas Vaccine Hotline — Assistance with scheduling vaccine appointment: Call 1-800-985-6060, 8 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week (translation services available)

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System – For veterans already receiving care at VA, or who are eligible to receive care at VA

Healthy Arkansas – COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics and Plan — Who is Getting Vaccinations Now?
Healthy Arkansas – COVID-19 Information

Arkansas Pharmacists Association – View pharmacies in your area giving the vaccine

Baptist Health – COVID-19 Information and Vaccination Information

UAMS – Vaccine Clinic Information 

Free Transit Rides to Scheduled COVID-19 Vaccinations, via Rock Region METRO

Press Releases and Weekly Briefings from the Office of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

Johnson and Johnson Fact Sheet – What to know

COVID Testing

Healthy Arkansas – Health Units and Testing Locations

Baptist Health – Screening Locations

UAMS – Drive Thru Screening

MedExpress – Locations in North Little Rock

Natural State Laboratories – Drive Thru Testing Locations

NLR Health Unit – 501-791-8551 (Covid-19 testing-available by appointment for drive-ups)


Arkansas DHS has opened a new call center to address questions about the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) cards (web link). The NLRSD participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, which means all students are eligible to eat meals at no charge. As a result, all families are eligible to receive P-EBT cards, no matter their income. If you have questions about your child’s P-EBT benefits, please call the Arkansas P-EBT Client Assistance Line at (833) 316-2421. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

UAMS, the Arkansas Department of HealthArkansas Children’s, and other health care providers and state agencies are working together to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas. Click here for COVID-19 Health Care Resources in Arkansas

Guide to Benefits in the American Rescue Plan Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) (

FAQs to Prepare Your Home and Children

North Little Rock Restaurants With Delivery Or Curbside Pickup Service

Rental Assistance

The Arkansas Fresh Start rental assistance program is being administered by the state’s 15 Community Action Agencies.

KATV Channel 7 news report regarding rental assistance information (April 2, 2021)


Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Small Business Administration (SBA) 

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services – General informational and unemployment hotline

Arkansas Ready for Business

A COVID-19 Vaccine Guide for Arkansas Businesses

Department of Commerce/Arkansas Economic Development Commission

For information on the Federal Payroll Protection Plan (PPP)

COVID-19 Business Toolkit

Other Information

Mayo Clinic – Vaccine Tracker

ACHI’s Community Data

Arkansas Department of Health Call Center:
○ 1-800-803- 7847 for urgent and non-urgent calls between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
○ 501-661-2136 or urgent calls outside of business hours.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS):
○ UAMS 24/7 hotline: 1-800-632-4502

Contact Us

Margaret Powell
Director of External Affairs
Phone: (501) 975-8605

PANDEMIC Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm