AGFC Buildings Closed Over Virus Concerns


All AGFC buildings will be closed to the public through March 30. This includes Little Rock headquarters, regional offices, hatcheries, nature and conservation education centers, and field offices. The public is encouraged to use outside amenities such as hiking trails, lakes, wildlife management areas and water trails.

The AGFC is reviewing all upcoming events that may involve non-essential large gatherings that could expand exposure to the virus. More information on those events is available at

AGFC Director Pat Fitts said the health and well-being of the state’s outdoor enthusiasts is a top priority for the agency. Though we are reducing opportunities to meet indoors, we hope that everyone can go out and experience nature, he added.

“With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our facilities in an effort to reduce the spread of this virus,” Fitts said. “We continue to follow developing information and guidelines from federal, state and local health officials concerning public spaces, and urge everyone to take all safety precautions to reduce the risk of illness and the spread of disease.”

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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