We're wishing you and yours the best during these uncertain times as we focus on keeping our community and visitors as safe as possible. While we currently do not have any travel restrictions in place in Arkansas we do have a mask mandate, issued on July 17th. Masks must be worn when inside all buildings; while in restaurants until you recieve your drink/meal, shops, museums and any other public and outdoor places including National Park property when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be obtained. Please stay safe during this trying time and remember to #StayHotSpringsStrong!
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With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Hot Springs strives to keep our community abreast of all updates related to our local task force, City and City department updates and any information that may be of assistance.
Please visit https://www.cityhs.net/858/COVID-19-Hot-Springs-Updates for recent press releases and updates.
May 4 - Gym and Fitness Centers will reopen. Screening for staff and patrons will take place. 12 foot distancing. No pools spas, showers or saunas. No entry: For recent travelers to N.Y., N.J., New Orleans, and overseas. Those with fever, symptoms or contact with a COVID-19 patient. Anyone with compromised immune systems or chronic diseases.
May 4 - Large outdoor venues reopen; arenas, sports venues, race tracks, stadiums, amusement centers, fairgrounds. 12 foot distance between performers and audience. 50 or fewer performers/players/contestants. Audience of 50 or fewer people. 6 foot distancing in seating, except for family groups.
May 5 - The ban on recreational out of state travel for Arkansas has been lifted, not including those traveling from coronavirus "hot spots" such as New York, New Orleans, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
May 6 - Beauty salons and barbershops reopen with guidelines.
May 11 - Restaurants can reopen with limited dine-in service. (Physical distancing between patrons and tables, no groups of over 10 people, bars and entertainment within restaurants prohibited)
May 18 - Large indoor venues reopen; auditoriums, lecture halls, movie theatres, museums, arenas, sports venues, race tracks, funeral homes, bowling alleys. 12-foot distance between performers, audience. 50 or fewer performers/players/contestants. Audience of 50 or fewer people. 6 foot distancing in seating except for family groups. Lines marked/monitored for distancing. Every other row should be unoccupied.
May 22 - Public Pools, Beaches, Water Parks can open at 50% capacity.
May 26 - Service at bars may resume; however, seating shall be limited to up to 33% of total seating capacity. This includes indoor and outdoor dining areas.
June 10 - Phase 2 announced to begin on June 15; businesses will be allowed to move to two-thirds capacity.
June 15 - No quarantine requirement for travelers entering Arkansas based on the location they traveled from. This includes both domestic and international travel.
July 16 - Statewide mandate issued to wear masks in public when social distancing can not be maintained, enforced starting July 20.
May 11 - Restaurants can reopen with limited dine-in service. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation. (Physical distancing between patrons and tables, no groups of over 10 people, bars and entertainment within restaurants prohibited)
May 19 - Bars housed within restaurants are now allowed to operate, effective May 19, 2020, so long as physical distancing of 6 feet between individuals is maintained.
HOT SPRINGS TRACKER - https://hotspringstracker.com/ Find out which area restaurants are open for dine-in, providing carry-out or delivery services as well as the open status of salons, attractions and more! We want to highlight those friends and neighbors that are continuing to provide services to the community. Please help support our local economy by patronizing them.
MY HOT SPRINGS - www.myhotsprings.com Local Restaurant Takeout & Delivery List compiled by US97 Stations.
The Hot Springs Visitors Center has reopened with numerous operational adjustments for the safety of our Visitors.
Open 9AM-5PM, Monday - Sunday. 501-321-2277
ANNOUNCED MAY 5 - The ban on recreational out of state travel for Arkansas has been lifted, not including those traveling from coronavirus "hot spots" such as New York, New Orleans, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Here is your complete resource to Hot Springs hotels, Air B&B’s and Bed and Breakfasts. https://www.hotsprings.org/places/lodging/
State Parks have reopened for camping. https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/ 1-888-287-2757
Gulpha Gorge campground, including restrooms, trails and picnic area are now open. https://www.nps.gov/hosp/index.htm
This buy one, give one community relief program helps in aiding small businesses while also providing local grocery assistance! You can purchase gift cards to support this cause at https://www.supportspacity.com/
HOT SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS - https://www.hotsprings.org/pages/museums-attractions/ This list of Hot Springs attractions is being updated daily. Please call or check with each attraction's website, Facebook page before heading out.
http://quapawbaths.com/ (501) 609-9822
Open daily! Visit their website, or call 501-262-9300
All trails open! https://www.hotsprings.org/pages/bike-hot-springs/
https://www.facebook.com/AlligatorFarmZoo/ 501 623-6172
Hot Springs National Park is open, while the National Park Visitor's Center and Gift Shop remain closed. You can still find information on the National Park at the front entrance to the Fordyce Bathhouse/National Park Visitor's Center.
The Market is open on Saturdays from 7AM-12PM. Masks encouraged.
All Hot Springs City Parks & Trails are open! https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Springs-Parks-Trails-137006696328530/
Mid-America Science Museum is open. Don't miss their newest exhibit Bionic Me, now open! https://midamericamuseum.org/ 501-767-3461
https://www.facebook.com/RonColemanMining/ 501- 984-5396
Oaklawn Casino is open. https://www.oaklawn.com/ 1-800-OAKLAWN
The Mountain Tower is open. Monday - Sunday from 9AM-5PM.
https://www.facebook.com/adventureworkshotsprings/ 501) 262-9182
All three lakes are currently open for boating, fishing, and swimming.
Check https://www.hotsprings.org/events/ for a complete list of events, ticket, and contact information. In the meantime, write all of these amazing events on your calendars.
March 17 – World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade