COVID cases, deaths on slow rise despite vaccinations
Georgia continued to see a slow rise in new COVID-19 infections and new deaths Friday even as the state topped 3 million vaccinations against the disease. The Aiken-Augusta area had three new deaths and only Augusta saw more than 10 new cases. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
‘We’ve learned a lot’: Augusta hospitals reflect on year of COVID
All of Augusta’s hospitals had plans to isolate and treat patients at that point but had no idea how those worst-case scenarios would soon be adjusted, expanded and ultimately stretched to capacity as surges and waves of seriously ill patients washed up at their doors. What ultimately saved the... Read more
Richmond middle school extends distance learning amid outbreak
In a release, the school district said the extension was made due to an increase in coronavirus activity at the school. The school transitioned to distance learning over COVID-19 concerns Thursday and was schedule to return to regular in-person learning on Monday. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Augusta would get $40 million under relief package
Augusta is set to receive $40 million in the next COVID-19 relief package, prompting some to wonder how it will be spent, while other counties also would receive funds. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
How restaurants are dealing with virus on Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air. Unfortunately, so is the COVID-19 pandemic. For many couples, a typical Valentine’s Day involves a nice meal at a favorite or fancy restaurant. Restaurants are having to do things a little differently this year. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more

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