Arkansas to lift restrictions on elective surgeries


(WKRN Graphics)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The state is once again lessening restrictions on elective surgeries.

Beginning Monday, Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith said current restrictions surrounding the health of a patient and length of a hospital stay will be removed for elective surgeries.

He said for most patients, COVID-19 testing will still be required within 72 hours of a procedure antigen testing can also be used if available.

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