Update: Woman in Mayflower who claims she had coronavirus faces multiple charges


MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KARK) – The Mayflower Police Department confirms 34-year-old Celia Hill was the woman arrested today in court after she claimed she had the Coronavirus.

She has been charged with Contempt of Court, Filing a False Police Report, and Obstructing Governmental Operations.


MAYFLOWER, Ark. — The Mayflower Police Department has confirmed that the female who caused concern during a court session earlier today has been cleared of having the coronavirus.

Criminal charges are pending.

The Arkansas Department of Health is working with the Governor’s office and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the Coronavirus and to keep the public informed.

The ADH has a 2019 novel coronavirus response team of doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, preparedness and emergency reponse, and communications.

To read more and about what the team does click here.


A local courtroom has been cleared by order of a judge after a woman reportedly claimed to have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus.

It happened Wednesday morning at the local district court.

The Mayflower Police Department issued this post on its Facebook page early Wednesday afternoon:
“The Faulkner County District Court in Mayflower was ordered to be evacuated by the Judge this morning due to a female who made claims that she may have potentially been exposed to the Coronavirus during a commercial flight. Medical Personnel are on scene and Ashmore Drive is shut down until further notice. At this time we have no reason to be believe the public is in any danger. The State Health Department is also involved. Thank you all for the multiple calls of concern. If any additional concerns that the public needs to be made aware of arises, we will get that information out ASAP. Have a great day!”

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