Enrollment slow in health insurance exchange
Despite generous subsidies, people aren’t yet flocking to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans either in Augusta or nationally. But those that have gotten coverage have scored some deals, including monthly premiums for about the price of a candy bar, assisters said. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
Augusta Univ. to require vaccinations despite federal lawsuit
While the state of Georgia is the lead defendant in a lawsuit filed Friday against President Biden and the government over the vaccine mandate for federal contractors, Augusta University has notified staff they will need to comply. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Augusta Friday on behalf... Read more
Columbia County schools end mask requirement
The Columbia County School District has announced that students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks. The decision was made at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. The district’s mask mandate in schools and on buses is no longer in effect as of Sept. 29 after a steady... Read more
Flu season brings new fears of ‘twindemic’
With the onset of autumn and COVID-19 waning across Georgia and South Carolina, some now turn their thoughts to flu. Hospitals that are now seeing levels finally go down are hoping it bottoms out before it collides with what is likely to be a reinvigorated flu season, causing what some call a... Read more
Grant helps food stamp recipients buy produce
The gap between what is paid in SNAP benefits and the tokens shoppers receive is picked up by Augusta Locally Grown’s partner, Wholesome Wave Georgia, which runs similar programs across the state. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more

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