Courtesy: Arkansas Dept. of Health

ARK COVID-19 VACCINES  — Arkansas has adjusted its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine as the state's hospitalizations  from the virus has continued hitting record levels. Yesterday Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said the state will move police, firefighters and other first responders to the first phase of vaccines being administered, and other phases will be scheduled according to a plan that will public can see online.

Courtesy: LDH

NW LA COVID-19 SURGES -  The  number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise in Northwest Louisiana.  According to the most recent information from the Louisiana Department of Public Health  high positive results from testing for the week of December 28th to January 4th reveal that for Bossier Parish  there were 666 new cases from 3,870 tests which is a 17%  positive test percentage.  Health experts say a 5% or less positive test rate is preferred so restrictions could be eased.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA COVID RESTRICTIONS— Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is renewing his current COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and activities, and he's warning: the holidays threaten to exacerbate Louisiana’s latest coronavirus surge. During his regular scheduled Covid-19 update press conference yesterday, the Democratic governor made these announcements as Louisiana reached its highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since April.