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COVID-19/Coronavirus Information for DHS Employees

We know that our employees may have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, and we want to make sure you get answers to your questions. We appreciate all of you for the work you’re doing, especially during this public health situation.

Link: UPDATED GUIDANCE during this public health emergency - 3/20/2020

HR Liaisons

If you have questions about work or other work-related concerns that your supervisor hasn’t been able to answer, reach out to the HR liaison for your division or office. Here’s a list of liaisons:


HR Liaison

Email Address

DDS - Arkadelphia HDC

Connie Clark


DDS - Booneville HDC

Julie Street


DDS - Conway HDC

Jennifer Ethridge


DDS - Jonesboro HDC

Lori Holland


DDS - Warren HDC

Lauren Franklin


Division of Aging Adult & Behavioral Health Services

Kristi Byers


Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Michael Watlington


Division of Children and Family Services

Staci Miller


Division of County Operations

Sarah Mitchell


Division of Developmental Disabilities Services - Little Rock

Gretchen Baggett


Division of Medical Services

Richelle Rice


Division of Provider Services & Quality Assurance

Liz Miller


Division of Youth Services

Danielle Burns


Shared Services

George Bryant


HR Liaison Manager

Donna Sadler


Email your questions

If your supervisor or HR liaison could not give you the answer you need, you can now send an email to employeeconcerns@dhs.arkansas.gov

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DHS Employee Guidance

Public Health Emergency Leave

Types of Leave Available Due to COVID19

Remote Work Public Health Emergency

Public Health Emergency Leave FAQ

If you need instructions for remote login, you can visit our sharepoint site (you will need to use your DHS email and passwod to log in).

You can watch the COVID-19 DHS Employee Townahll Q & A (3/17/2020) here.

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All discretionary business travel is on hold unless approved by the Secretary’s office. This mean things like conferences. If you have questions, please talk to your supervisor. Employees are being asked to let us know about any out of state personal travel you have planned in the next few weeks by going to this link and filling out the short form. DHS is not asking you to cancel your plans. We simply want a way to know where employees are going to make sure they are not returning to work from an area of concern as determined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). You can find the latest travel information here as it changes.

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COVID-19 Resources

Where to get reliable information


What to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms

Here are a few options for screenings if you wonder if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus:

What to do if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

Other helpful online resources:

Federal Laws Passed in Response to COVID-19

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