9 Georgia state senators tested positive for COVID
Nine Georgia senators tested positive for COVID-19 during this year’s legislative session held with numerous safety protocols in place. Georgia Senate leaders credited the protocols established before the session started in January with keeping the infection rate of the virus low during their 40 legislative days. The session adjourned... Read more
Kemp poised to ease virus restrictions as worries arise about another surge
Gov. Brian Kemp is poised to roll back many of the state’s remaining coronavirus restrictions to speed a return to “normal life” as President Joe Biden and federal health experts warn of a potential “fourth surge” of the pandemic if Americans let down their guard. Read the full article:... Read more
Gov. Kemp ignored health experts as pandemic raged, AJC analysis says
Emails show that throughout the worst public health crisis in a century, Brian Kemp repeatedly disregarded advice from Kathleen Toomey, federal scientists and other experts, an examination by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found. Read the full article: ajc.com  Read more
‘Granny cams’ bill disappoints seniors’ advocates
The Georgia General Assembly is considering a bill that would restrict hidden “granny cams,” like the one used by the Dempsey family and sanctioned by the Supreme Court. Instead, the legislation would authorize in-view cameras so that a long-term care facility and its employees would know they are being filmed.... Read more
Will new social distancing guidance help Georgia schools?
In updated COVID-19 guidance released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says students can be 3 feet apart in classrooms, rather than 6 feet, as long as masks are worn. That may be a relief to Georgia districts struggling — and sometimes failing — at keeping children... Read more

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