Gov. Kemp lifts many COVID rules on businesses
Georgia’s governor is removing many remaining requirements for social distancing and masked employees from businesses, saying that the state’s efforts to control COVID-19 have been successful even as its vaccination rate lags and federal officials continue to warn that the infection rates remain relatively high. While Gov. Brian Kemp... Read more
Georgia pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Georgia health officials are pausing all vaccinations of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following guidance from the federal government. The Georgia Department of Public Health made the announcement early Tuesday, shortly after the federal authorities say they will investigate rare but serious cases of blood clots in some people who received... Read more
Georgia vaccine woes at least partly self-inflicted, experts say
Georgia’s failure to open mass vaccination sites earlier and relatively slow expansion of eligibility for the shots are to blame in part for the state’s dismal COVID-19 inoculation rate, health experts say. Georgia ranks last among states in the percentage of its adult population that has received at least one... Read more
Firefighters called to Gainesville plant where leak killed 6
A refrigeration company and firefighters were called to a northeast Georgia chicken processing plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six workers in January. The continuing concern at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville came as the Hall County Sheriff’s Office announced autopsy results for the dead workers Friday.... Read more
Georgia House members seek bigger bump in mental health spending
Georgia House members want to spend more on mental health and state universities next year, using savings from the state share of the Medicaid program and reduced debt payments. The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to approve House Bill 81, the state budget for the year beginning July... Read more

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