Arkansas no longer requires students exposed to the coronavirus to quarantine so long as they’re fully vaccinated against the virus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces Tuesday.
Hutchinson said the new quarantine policy aligns with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or their only shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
About 40% of Arkansas’ population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and nearly 32% are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the CDC.
(From: KTLO/Associated Press)