The U.S. Social Security Administration has closed all of its field offices to the public for in-person services, effective Tuesday (March 17).
In Arkansas, that includes 18 offices.
“This decision protects the population we serve — older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions — and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services,” the agency noted in a statement.
Any in-office appointments already scheduled will be moved to a telephone call.
“We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service,” the statement noted.
You can read the full news release at this link.