Memorial Day warning from Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR): “let’s be safe and let’s be disciplined”

May 24, 2020

After Arkansas swim party, several coronavirus cases reported

By Melissa Alonso and Nicole Chavez

Several people who attended a high school swim party in Arkansas have contracted Covid-19Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters on Saturday.

“A high school swim party that I’m sure everybody thought was harmless. They’re young, they’re swimming, they’re just having activity and positive cases resulted from that,” Hutchinson said.

The governor declined to provide further details on the swim party but noted the incident was “just an encouragement for us to be disciplined in our activities.”

“During this Memorial (Day) weekend, we want to be out and we want to enjoy ourselves, we want to remember this holiday and those that have served our country and given their lives in service of our country. But let’s be safe and let’s be disciplined at the same time,” Hutchinson said.

The case described by the governor highlights the threats of community spread in the United States as cities and states continue relaxing social distancing measures and businesses reopen.

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