COVID-19 Resource Page 

March 30, 2021 - Mask Mandate lifted by Governor.

It is highly recommended that all optometry clinics continue to require masks for patients and staff and to follow directives and guidelines issued by the Arkansas Department of Health,  State Board of Optometry, and the CDC. 


What to do when a staff member is COVID-19 positive

Click here for AOA Guidelines on what to do if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19

AR Dept. of Health Negative Test Guidelines

CDC Guidelines for Quarantine if exposed to COVID-19

Click here for Back-to-Work Guidelines for Health Care Staff from the Arkansas Department of Health

ArOA Guidelines for re-opening

Click here for the recommended guidelines from the Arkansas Optometric Association.

Click here for the American Optometric Association recommended guidelines for re-opening. 

Click here for Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.  You may begin routine care on May 4.

AOA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page

*includes AOA News, COVID-19 Resources, Doctor, Staff & Practice Preparation, Patient Resources and Current Developments specific to optometry. This page is updated daily.

Health Practice Resources

Arkansas Dept of Health:

Center of Disease Control

Recommended Disinfection Procedures from the CDC

AOA guide to telehealth-based care during COVID-19:  

World Health Organization

Business Resources

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Page:

Arkansas Economic Development Commission 

ARKANSAS  Unemployment Insurance Program:

DWA Emergency Notice to Employees regarding separation of service can be found here.

Other Resources

Posters (found on CDC website)

Mask Required Sign

Mask Required Sign (Spanish)

Stop the Spread of Germs

Spanish Stop the Spread of Germs

Public Health Notice

*UPDATED DOL poster on Sick Leave and eFMLA





(3/19/20) A message from the State Board of Optometry: Due to the state of emergency declared concerning the Covid-19 by the Governor of Arkansas, the Arkansas State Board of Optometry is suggesting that each optometrist follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Health Guidance for healthcare providers.