Hundreds of students remain in quarantine across Athens area
Hundreds of area public school students were again in COVID-19 quarantine last week. While several school systems reported lower numbers from a week earlier, others saw rising numbers. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more
Georgia joins $60 million settlement with C.R. Bard
Georgia has joined a 48-state legal settlement requiring C.R. Bard Inc. and its parent company to pay $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Thousands of women implanted with surgical mesh have made claims that they suffered serious complications resulting from the devices, including erosion of... Read more
Faculty call for UGA to do more to protect Athens community from COVID
A group of tenured University of Georgia faculty members has called on UGA administrators to do more to prevent the people of Athens from the spillover of COVID-19 infection from the university community to the people of Athens. “The administration must only bring students to campus when it can... Read more
New cases of COVID decline at UGA
The number of University of Georgia students reporting positive COVID-19 tests fell significantly last week, the university reported Wednesday. The university reported a total of 421 positive tests for the week of Sept. 7-13. Almost all (404) were students. The previous week, the university recorded 1,412 COVID-19 infections through its “DawgCheck” reporting... Read more
Athens-Clarke police check bars, find no occupancy violations
Athens-Clarke police found no violations of COVID-19 occupancy rules during 143 police inspections of downtown bars over the past two two weekends, according to Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams. Police issued 14 citations to individuals who refused to wear masks despite repeated urging by police the weekend of Aug. 30,... Read more

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