I was adjusting my face covering when I entered the pizza shop.
“You don’t need that,’’ a loud male voice said to me from behind the counter. “You’re not going to die.’’
This sarcastic restaurant worker was not wearing a mask himself, of course, and neither was the cashier. They were not wearing gloves, for that matter.
I was the only customer in the place, just stopping by to get a takeout pizza, but I certainly wasn’t going to shed my mask. I’m in an age group where I don’t want to test the odds of ...
Georgia’s recent uptick in COVID-19 cases was due to a backlog of test results being released in a two-day period, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday.
“We feel that is a reason for the spike in the cases,’’ Kemp told reporters at a press conference at the state Capitol. Overall, he said, “nothing in the [COVID] data that we’re seeing right now alarms us.’’
The governor, speaking about a month after he made national news by announcing Georgia’s reopening, relaxed more restrictions on businesses and other organizations Thursday. Bars and nightclubs can open if they meet certain ...
A former capital city of Georgia, once known for its sprawling state mental hospital as well as its historic sites, now has other care facilities in the spotlight.
A New York Times data analysis this week lists Milledgeville, in Middle Georgia’s Baldwin County, as having the highest COVID-19 death rate among metro areas in the nation over the past two weeks. The chart by the Times also notes “Still Growing’’ next to the Milledgeville figures.
Baldwin County’s deputy coroner, Ken Garland, on Tuesday pointed to recent deaths occurring at two nursing homes ...
“The safety net is stretched to the max.’’
Judy Fitzgerald, commissioner of the agency that oversees mental health and substance abuse services, gave that stark assessment in January to state legislators who were considering budget cuts to her department.
Now, even deeper cuts are on the table.
Georgia’s budget plans of just a few months ago have been overturned by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) last week outlined $172 million in budget reductions for the upcoming fiscal year. The recommendations come as state ...
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