SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson continues traveling Arkansas to discuss COVID-19 and answer questions from the public.

The governor is hosting a Community COVID Conversation in Siloam Springs at 11 a.m. at the Community Building located on North Mt. Olive Street.

You can watch the discussion in the video player above.

On Thursday, Governor Hutchinson reinstated Arkansas’ public health emergency after reporting a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases since January.

Governor Hutchinson will also call a special session of the legislature to amend Act 1002 to give local school boards and decision-makers the authority to impose a mask mandate and make decisions for the public health of those that are 12 and under in their school environment.