2 Cobb County educators die after contracting COVID
Two Cobb County educators died Thursday after battling COVID-19. Dana Johnson, a first-grade teacher at Kemp Elementary School in Powder Springs, went to the hospital after feeling ill on December 6. She was then diagnosed with double pneumonia after getting COVID-19 at the beginning of December. Read the full... Read more
Metro Atlanta jails adjusting procedures to curb rising COVID cases
As COVID-19 cases continue to impact institutions such as schools and hospitals, metro Atlanta jails have also had to adjust their procedures to control the virus spread. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office has had to implement new protocols to protect inmates and staffers from COVID-19, jail leaders reported. Read the... Read more
Public Health accused of excluding blacks from COVID work
The Georgia Department of Public Health is being accused of discrimination. A complaint was filed with Office of Inspector General on behalf of at least 10 black epidemiologists employed with the agency alleges they were excluded from the core COVID-19 response team, despite having what they called equal or better... Read more
Wellstar, citing pandemic, furloughs 1,070 employees
The health care system will temporarily furlough 1,070 team members through July 31st. Affected Wellstar employees will retain health benefits, have the option to use paid time off to minimize the financial impact, and many should qualify for CARES Act support. Read the full article: CBS46.com Read more
Fire near Sterigenics plant ignites residents’ fears
Residents who live near the Sterigenics plant in Cobb County woke up to heavy smoke and fire alarms Wednesday morning. Some immediately feared it was coming from Sterigenics, the controversial facility which stores and emits ethylene oxide. The fire was actually at a Waste Management facility about a quarter of a... Read more

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