Georgia hospitals silent on deadline for staff vaccination
The deadline for thousands of Georgia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — or risk losing their jobs — came and went last Friday. Piedmont, Wellstar and Emory health systems were among those that told employees if they didn’t roll up their sleeves, they risked being fired.... Read more
Georgia hospitals skirting price transparency rules, report finds
Some hospitals in Georgia have not made it easy for a patient to find out how much they charge for specific procedures despite a federal requirement to provide clear and accessible pricing information online, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found. The newspaper said Friday it reviewed 14 Georgia hospitals and found that as... Read more
State lawyer says Toomey fired her in retaliation
Jennifer Dalton wanted to work a few more years in her role as legal counsel for the state, before taking a full retirement. But almost immediately, an investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that Dalton began resisting what she calls “potential violations of state and federal law.” Assigned to the... Read more
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

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