Governor Asa Hutchinson limiting public appearances after exposure to Coronavirus

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson removes his mask before a briefing at the state capitol Monday‚ July 2020 in Little Rock. As more states are enacting requirements for people to wear masks to curb a surge of coronavirus cases, they’re facing resistance from the police expected to enforce those orders. Several law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have said they won’t enforce Hutchinson’s mask mandate that took effect this week. (Staci Vandagriff/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — Governor Asa Hutchinson is limiting his public appearances after his office says he come into contact with a person who is positive for Covid-19.

It’s the closest known Covid-19 case to reach the governor.

Health officials say this is out of an abundance of caution.

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