Arkansas will now require face coverings in public, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced at an afternoon news conference.
“We need to do more,” the governor said as he spoke about the order.
Hutchinson said the new order, which will take effect on Monday, will require masks to be worn when people are in the presence of non-household members and aren’t able to social distance. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from the order.
The mask order, he said, is enforceable and offenders can be cited and fined.