Richmond County schools to require masks
Just one week before school starts, Richmond County schools have had to make a change. The school district will require masks for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, starting Monday, Aug. 2. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Kemp: No plans to reinstate virus restrictions
As Georgia sees a surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the more infectious Delta variant, Gov. Brian Kemp says the state will not be implementing restrictions, and he encouraged people to get vaccinated. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Emergency housing vouchers to offer relief during COVID
As part of the American Rescue Plan, Georgia residents who are or were recently homeless, at risk of being homeless, or fleeing abuse will have access to special Emergency Housing Vouchers. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Study: Medicaid expansion in Georgia could bring 64,000 jobs
Expanding Medicaid in Georgia to cover more people would not only increase health coverage, it would also boost employment, according to a new analysis. Recent federal legislation sweetens the deal even more for the 14 states like Georgia that have not done it and could bring billions to the... Read more
Augusta vaccinators turn their attention to the young
When Takiyah Williams, 19, of Grovetown was asked why she was getting vaccinated against COVID-19, she cut her eyes at her mother, Tasha. “I told her she needed to get it,” Tasha Williams said, as she sat next to her daughter at AU Health System’s Washington Square shopping center clinic,... Read more

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