When COVID brings despair, Columbus hospital chaplains share hope
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, as the lead chaplains at their Columbus hospitals, Pat Ingram and the Rev. Marlon Scott already felt their teams played vital roles in the lives of patients, families and staff. But the coronavirus has made their services more critical to healthcare because they often are... Read more
Columbus mayor reinstitutes mask mandate due to virus spread
Face masks are once again required in public in Columbus. Columbus’ mask mandate will be reinstated effective Friday, November 20, Mayor Skip Henderson announced Thursday in a press release. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Muscogee jail reports COVID outbreak among inmates, staff
The Muscogee County Jail has had a cluster of COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff, authorities reported Friday. The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, which is responsible for operating the jail on 10th Street, said 28 inmates have tested positive for the virus, as have four jail workers. Read the full... Read more
Partnership aims to boost health care in Harris County
A $600,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to help create a medical clinic in Harris County and help plug the local health care gap. The project is a public-private partnership among the Harris County Board of Commissioners, Harris County School District, Mercer Medicine and community leaders. Read the full article:... Read more
Where does Georgia go from here on COVID-19?
Georgia has reported consistent weekly declines in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since hitting the top of a summer surge. But physicians, public health and data experts who spoke with McClatchy expressed concern that state leaders and health officials have not implemented more stringent coronavirus restrictions and the necessary public health... Read more

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