Public Health director: ‘It’s going to be a marathon’
Over the course of the 45-minute conversation, Dr. Lawton Davis outlined what he has learned from the early responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, what people should be looking at now as they assess the virus in the fourth month of the declared pandemic, what the next steps look like... Read more
Fulton County still making decisions about return to school
Fulton County School Superintendent Mike Looney is sounding the alarm about an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and warning that if parents want their kids back in class this August, people need to do their part to slow the spread. “We desperately want to go back to school... Read more
Kemp: No mandatory masks or new restrictions as COVID cases rise
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters Friday he doesn’t plan to mandate the use of masks or impose new coronavirus restrictions as more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections have been reported for six of the last seven days. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more
House panel takes another stab at vaping tax
A key House panel on Wednesday approved a 7% excise tax on vaping devices and products but didn’t take up an increase in cigarette taxes. House Ways & Means Chairman Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, indicated that adding a cigarette tax hike to the vaping bill – Senate Bill 375 –... Read more
Bill to continue COVID-19 unemployment benefits OK’d by Legislature
The General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to keep in place certain unemployment benefits that were expanded in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic. Final passage of Senate Bill 408, by Sen. Brian Strickland, comes as Georgia continues grappling with the economic fallout from coronavirus, which prompted roughly 2 million people... Read more

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