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Stone County Judge talks to Gary B. about his recovery from COVID-19

A few days back, Stone County Judge Stacey Avey announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, the judge says he’s on the backside of the illness.

“I’m feeling a lot better than I did last week,” Avey told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman. “I’m on the recovery side of it. Hopefully, I’ll be taken off quarantine Saturday. I’ve been here at the house for, I think, it’s 17 days. Probably the most [days] ever.”

The judge said everyone should take the coronavirus seriously and practice all of recommended guidelines, particularly social distancing.

“You really don’t want anything to do with this stuff,” Avery said. “You need to go ahead and social distance, and you need to go ahead, if you’ve been sick, you need to self-quarantine. And you need to take this more serious than people do if they haven’t had any of the symptoms.”

Listen to Gary’s entire conversation with Judge Avey below:



The new White River Now mobile app has started featuring regular COVID-19 updates and podcasts. In addition to the updates featured on the White River Now family of radio stations, the COVID-19 podcast section also features new interviews with  Stone County Judge Stacey Avey, Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin, state Sen. Stu Smith, and state Sen. James Sturch. Download the free White River Now mobile app today from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and keep up-to-date on all local and state coronavirus information and to listen to the streams of White River Now radio stations.

We also carry live feeds of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s COVID-19’s briefings on-air at Arkansas 103.3, online at White River Now’s Facebook page, and through the Arkansas 103.3 stream on the White River Now mobile app on Arkansas 103.3.


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