The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) reopened its Jefferson County office, 1222 W. Sixth Ave., May 11 following a deep cleaning after an office employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release. The office closed Friday for the deep cleaning.


No other positive cases have been reported at the Jefferson County office, according to a spokeswoman.


“We are working with the Department of Health to determine whether anyone needs to be tested or quarantined. At this time, we have no other positive tests in that office,” the spokeswoman said Monday.


While the office was closed Friday, DHS set up two mobile offices in the parking lot of the Jefferson County office for clients who needed to speak to an employee in person. Social distancing was to be enforced for those showing up in person, according to the release.


Clients were also urged to apply for assistance online at www.Access.Arkansas.gov or apply by phone at 1-855-372-1084. If they need to return requested paperwork, they can also do so by emailing 351Jefferson@arkansas.gov.