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Guidance for Employers: Plan and Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Resource for Employers: Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Portal


Resource for Employers: Essential Critical Workforce Guidelines 


Resource for Employers: Department of Labor Fact Sheets regarding FMLA 


Resource for Employers: Department of Labor Workplace Posters



Resource for Employees: Unemployment Insurance

If you become separated from employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may file an unemployment insurance claim immediately through the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (DWS). New laws have streamlined this process for employees furloughed or laid off to wave the waiting period for unemployment filing as well as other restrictions that normally apply.

To file your claim online, visit the DWS EZARC page:

Or call, 1-855-225-4440, 501-682-2121 

For more information, visit the DWS website:


Resources for Employees:

The Endeavor Foundation's Hark Organization dedicated to connecting people to vital community resources, including the Catalyst Fund financial assistance program.  You can learn more about these resources here:


For employees needing access to health insurance during this time, please visit

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