Overdoses in coastal Georgia linked to fentanyl
Officials in a coastal Georgia community have issued an “urgent” warning after reports of several overdoses linked to a batch of fentanyl-laced drugs, including marijuana. Officials responded to several calls involving a person unconscious or unresponsive on Friday, according to Camden County’s Emergency Management Agency. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  Read more
New COVID order doesn’t outright ban mask mandates in schools
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a new executive order Friday that eliminates most of Georgia’s remaining COVID-19 but doesn’t outright ban schools from having mask requirements. The order, which takes effect May 31 and lasts through June 15, leaves limited guidelines for long-term care facilities, schools and school districts.... Read more
Columbus mayor says mask mandate still applies
Columbus’ mask mandate remains in effect despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newest guidance issued Thursday, but it will likely be repealed once the county’s 14-day COVID-19 case rate drops, Mayor Skip Henderson told the Ledger-Enquirer. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Columbus nonprofits help ‘folks on the margins’ get vaccine
In a whirlwind affair lasting less than an hour, 100 people rolled up their sleeves and received the COVID-19 vaccine at Safehouse Ministries in Columbus. The April 8 event was the organization’s first pop-up vaccine clinic, orchestrated by chaplain and director of Safehouse Neil Richardson, to vaccinate their support staff... Read more
Traffic picks up at Columbus mass vaccination site
Eric Mailman was one of the more than 600 people who got a shot at the Columbus Civic Center mass vaccination site as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. It’s the first day of the state’s expanded eligibility that allows all Georgians over the age of 16 to be vaccinated. Appointment... Read more

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