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- On Tuesday, July 7, the Arkansas Activities Association announced that it is “planning to resume activities and athletics this Fall in accordance with the regular AAA calendar.” Plans for resuming sports will be required to adhere to state directives issued by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health, and multiple association advisory committees are reportedly working to develop plans that will comply with the directives and guidelines.
- Fort Smith’s board of directors passed a resolution on Tuesday evening (July 7) encouraging individuals to wear masks both indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now approved Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist as effective products against SARS-CoV-2. This decision is based on laboratory testing. While the EPA has a list of more than 420 products that fight COVID-19, these are the first two Lysol products to be directly tested on the virus and proven effective.
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is “looking at” banning TikTok, a Chinese social media app, noting that people should only download the app “if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” TikTok fired back, noting that TikTok is led by an American CEO, as well as has “never provided user data to the Chinese government.”