Dr. Boozman's Check-up

A round-up of some of Sen. Boozman's public comments about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), including how he and his colleagues in the Senate are responding to this crisis.
Arkansas children struggling with hunger during this public health crisis will be getting additional support now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Arkansas’s operational plan for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program.

Created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the program provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals who have been unable to benefit from these programs while closures are in place.
Our agriculture community, trucking industry and grocers are doing incredible work to ensure that food and critical supplies remain in stock. This moment is presenting an enormous challenge, but they are rising to the occasion. Learn about how we can help do our part to help ease the stress they are under, which in turn, ensures that our neighbors in the community can get the food and supplies they need as well.
Americans are understandably on edge as more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) appear in the U.S. and the death toll continues to rise around the globe. My colleagues and I understand this anxiety, and have come together to step up efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, treat those infected and support research to find a vaccine. However, it is important to maintain perspective as we address COVID-19, as misinformation will only create more panic over what is already an emergency situation.