(AP) — Three parents have filed a lawsuit challenging a northwest Arkansas school district's decision to require face masks. The parents sued Wednesday over the Bentonville School District's mandate. They argue that the local school board had no authority to impose the requirement. The district approved the requirement after a judge blocked Arkansas' ban on mask mandates. More than 70 public school districts and charter schools have approved mask mandates since the judge's ruling. Public health officials have urged schools to require masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus due to the highly contagious delta variant.

Bowie County

New Cases: 42
Probable Cases: 57
Total All-Time Cases: 5848
Total Deaths: 232

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 31%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 58%

Cass County

New Cases: 55
Probable Cases: 19
Total All-Time Cases: 1812
Total Deaths: 91
Estimated Active Cases: NA

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 29%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 52%

State of Texas

Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 55%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 76%

Miller County

Active Cases: 233
Total All-Time Cases: 5146
Total Deaths: 38

Partially Vaccinated: 4.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 10.6%

Little River County

Active Cases: 100
Total All-Time Cases: 1525
Total Deaths: 43

Partially Vaccinated: 6.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 24.2%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 13.9%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 44.6%

Vaccine Updates

Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.

Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
Click hereFor a quick reference, blue means it's in stock, red means out of stock. More from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Texas State Data
Arkansas State Data [NEW]

Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.

Texarkana Area Chart Updates:

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