Covid-19 Updates for Eureka Springs - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

COVID-19: What to Expect in Eureka Springs Right Now

During this unprecedented event, the Eureka Springs Tourism Office continues to focus on the health and safety of all those who live and visit our unique and historic town.  We provide the most up-to-date information with your safety in mind.   We want you to have the resources you need to make informed travel decisions when it comes to COVID-19 and urge all travelers to take protective measures.  We know that the COVID-19 situation may impact travel plans and therefore will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Arkansas Department of Health to provide the latest information.

Effective July 20th, 2020 Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued a state mandate for residents and visitors in Arkansas. Everyone will be required to wear masks in public spaces to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more information on this mandate, please click here.

On May 11th, restaurants were allowed to re-open with restrictions. Currently, in Phase II, restaurants are allowed to seat at 2/3 capacity.  Please note that masks must be worn inside restaurants until you’re served.

Social distancing Dining

Whether you are looking for a hotel, bed & breakfast, or private vacation rental, our Eureka Springs lodging properties are offering unique safety protocols to protect the health of their guests.

From socially-distanced tables to curbside dining, our restaurant community is dedicated to making the health and safety of our visitors their top priority.  All restaurants are only allowed to seat at 2/3 capacity.  Other procedures include:

-Ensuring staff wear cloth face coverings
-Administer health checks to all staff prior to shift start.
-Make sure indoor and outdoor seating meets all physical distancing guidelines.
-Provide hand sanitizer or handwashing stations at all entrances -Clean and sanitize common areas, bathrooms, and high-touch surfaces regularly using the CDC recommendations.
-Clean and sanitize all tables and hard surfaces after every use.

Eureka Springs tours, attractions, shops, and experiences are all offering unique safety precautions for the health and well-being of our visitors as well.

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As a visitor to Eureka Springs, you can help create a safer, healthier environment for everyone by following a few guidelines and best practices:
-Wear a cloth face-covering
-Maintain six feet of physical distance from others
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
-Stay home if you have been recently exposed to, or have symptoms of, COVID-19.
-Be patient and kind to staff and other guests as we all try to adjust to a new normal.


Please see the city web site for updated news.

Due to the recommendations from the CDC on gatherings, events over the next several weeks have been canceled.  We are updating our events calendar constantly to keep it up to date.

Attention brides-to-be! Currently, the Carroll County Courthouse is open by appointment only for marriage licenses.  Please call 479-253-8646 for an appointment.

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