The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reminds bar owners in the Hot Springs area that bars are not covered under the state’s directive allowing the phased resumption of restaurant dine-in operations.
ADH and the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Division have received complaints that some bar owners in Hot Springs had plans to reopen on May 11. ABC is following up directly with the bar owners.
The directive on resuming restaurant dine-in operations, effective on Monday, May 11, is Phase One of reopening food establishments and does not include bars and entertainment operations. Normal service of alcohol within the restaurant seating area is allowed, as well as preparation of alcoholic beverages in the bar area. For the complete list of directives, including the Phase One resumption of dine-in operations, visit https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus#Directives.
For state and local COVID-19 updates, visit www.cityhs.net/covid-19.