Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources

If any pharmacy becomes a private, community-based COVID-19 testing site, please contact John Vinson ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


Quick Info
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas (5/7/20) - 3,611 cases
Confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Arkansas (5/7/20) - 87 deaths

Community Pharmacy Practice Department of Health

Directive Regarding Prohibition of the Use of Non-FDA Approved Serologic Tests for the Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infections

CLIA Program and Medicare Laboratory Services

How to Obtain a CLIA Certificate

CDC Updates Pharmacy Personnel Guidelines

CDC Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19

APhA - Demystifying Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Blue Cross Blue Shield COVID-19 Update

DEA Taking Steps to Allow Increased Production of Controlled Substances Used in COVID-19 Care

DEA - Guidance on C-II Emergency Oral Prescriptions

How to Prescribe Controlled Substances to Patients During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

NACDS Industry Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Response

DEA Guidance on Early Refills of Controlled Substances

APA and State Board COVID-19 Guidance for Pharmacies and Pharmacists

Arkansas Department of Health Guidance for Pharmacies

Compounding Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Pandemic

Pharmacy Patient Screening Questionnaire

Return to Work Guidance for COVID-19 Infected/Exposed Healthcare Personnel

Interactive Map of COVID Cases in Arkansas

ADH Call Center: 1-800-803-7847 during business hours, 501-661-2136 after hours

ADH Guidance for Pharmacies

Employers & Business Owners State Board

CDC Updates Pharmacy Personnel Guidelines

 APA COVID-19 Employee Screening Questionnaire

Arkansas Pharmacists Association Social Media & Publication Toolkit - APA is supplying this toolkit for pharmacies to communicate with their patients about COVID-19 and how patient access to pharmacists is temporarily being altered. Click the link to go to the online Toolkit, then click the ellipsis [...] and "Download" to download the Toolkit and get started.

Resources for Businesses and Employers

AEDC COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employees

 

APA and State Board COVID-19 Guidance for Pharmacies and Pharmacists

State Board of Pharmacy Emergency Rules Suspension

Medicaid Department of Human Services
 Medicaid Memorandums Regarding Coronavirus
Medicaid Page for Rules Suspension & Waiver Request Submissions

DHS - Medicaid Page for Rules Suspension & Waiver Request Submissions

COVID-19 DHS Response: SNAP Policies


DHS Response to COVID-19 for Providers

Patients Arkansas Insurance Department

 UAMS Online COVID Screening

Arkansas Children's Hospital:1-800-743-3616, 24 hours a day

PBMs and the State Price Gouging Law

Suspension of Random Audits of Pharmacists

Suspension of Consumer Signature Requirement for Pharmacist Services

Hydroxychloroquine
PPE
UAMS Guidelines for the Use of Hydroxychloroquine
UAMS Workflow for Requesting Hydroxychloroquine from the State Supply

Guidance on Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin
  • ADH Information on Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (3/21/20)
  • Warning on Hyrdoxychlroquine and Azithromycin or Chloroquine Prescribing
    from Dr. Nate Smith, Cabinet Secretary of ADH during Gov. Hutchinson's 3/23/20 Press Conference
  • ADH Hydroxychloroquine Hotline for Prescribers with Questions (HCP questions ONLY) - 1-844-930-3023
  • If a pharmacist is receiving prescriptions that may not be appropriate for hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and chloroquine, you may consider asking for documented diagnosis and referral of the prescriber to the ADH COVID-19 hotline for consultation on the appropriateness of using these medications.
  • Stories are emerging out of Phoenix and Lagos, Nigeria of people harmed by taking chloroquine 

Arkansas Coalition for Preparedness - PPE Contact List  - This document has names, emails, and phone numbers of people in your region to contact for help getting pandemic items to your pharmacy. 

Pharmacist Group Issues Letter to OSHA About PPE

Arkansas State Board Recommendations Concerning Potential Compounding Personal Protective Equipment Shortages

USP Response to Shortages of Garb and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Sterile Compounding During COVID-19 Pandemic