LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — On Friday, July 3, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed an executive order which would allow cities in Arkansas to adopt an ordinance which would require wearing masks in public.
Hutchinson said earlier in the week he was in contact with several cities about desires to require masks.
Several cities are now looking at adopting the governor's model ordinance regarding face coverings.
Arkansas cities who have enacted the order of requiring or encouraging masks in public:
- Fort Smith
- Helena-West Helena
- Hot Springs
- Lake Village
- Little Rock
- North Little Rock
Maumelle adopted a similar resolution that leaves it up to businesses to decide whether or not they'll require masks. Meanwhile, the city of Greenwood rejected a mask ordinance.
No penalties or arrests can be made for those who choose not to comply, according to the governor's order.