COVID-19 Updates & Information

Emergency Broadband Benefit:

This program is available during the pandemic and offers discounts on broadband service and devices. Eligible residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to start receiving this benefit. Learn more here

Updated Mask Ordinance:

On June 1, 2021 Fayetteville City Council revised the City's mask mandate based on updated guidance from CDC and the Fayetteville Board of Health. The following recommendations are now in place under Ordinance 6441:

  • Everyone is recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible
  • Fully vaccinated persons are not required to wear masks in indoor public settings (exceptions are mass transit, healthcare settings, prisons and jails, and homeless shelters)
  • Not fully vaccinated persons are recommended to wear masks until becoming fully vaccinated (exceptions are children under the age of 2)
  • Fayetteville's mask ordinance expires on July 28, 2021 when a state law banning local mask mandates takes effect

Please note: private businesses can require employees and customers to wear masks. Reasonable accommodations may be made for someone who can't wear a mask because of a disabling medical condition. 

Click here to view Ordinance 6441 (amending the mask ordinance).
Ordinance 6323, passed in June 2020, is available here

City Buildings Are Open

City buildings reopened to the public on April 19, 2021. 

Vaccine Access

All Arkansans aged 12 or older now eligible for vaccine.


The City of Fayetteville’s Community Resources Division is currently serving as a pick-up/drop-off location for rent & utility assistance applications that are part of Washington County’s COVID-19 assistance program, provided through the Springdale Housing Authority. 

Applications may be picked up/dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Community Resources offices, located at 125 W Mountain St. (entrance on Church Ave) by calling (479) 575-8260. Completed applications will be collected and forwarded directly to the Springdale Housing Authority as they are received.

Community Support Resources

The City's Community Resources Division has a list of resources for residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list includes information on food banks, financial assistance, utilities, and much more. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!