LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas CARES Act Steering Committee approved $38 million for contact tracing, bumping the total number of contact tracers from a little more than 350 up to 1,000.
Now they’re asking for an additional $16 million in funding to bring in 700 more contact tracers due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases.
We don’t want to ask for more than what’s needed, but certainly what we have is not enough.DR. NATE SMITH, SECRETARY OF HEALTH
Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith said he realizes the state is behind.