What changes Northeast Georgia will keep in place after pandemic
Even after the COVID-19 pandemic calms, the Northeast Georgia Health System plans to increase its critical care capacity. The health system was forced to serve patients in unconventional places during the biggest waves of the pandemic, including providing care in the back of ambulances, in hallways and in outdoor mobile units. Read... Read more
COVID hospitalizations expected to surpass record in Georgia
By early September, there may be more people in Georgia hospitals with COVID-19 than at any point so far in the pandemic, according to a model referenced by the Northeast Georgia Health System. “What it shows for Georgia overall is the peak that’s a little bigger than the one we... Read more
Gainesville, Hall County school officials defend not requiring masks
With the start of school only days away, both Gainesville and Hall County officials said their communities are split about whether to require masks. Officials from each district have cited the mental health of students as a reason for not requiring masks, adding that they will remain flexible and continue... Read more
Northeast Georgia offering incentives to workers to get vaccinated
Director of Public Relations Sean Couch said that starting Tuesday, July 27, NGHS began giving $400 to full-time and part-time employees who get vaccinated. Employees who have already received the vaccine received the same cash reward. Read the full article: Gainesville Times Read more
Gainesville Times co-founder dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a Gainesville legend whose long life was marked by philanthropy, business savvy and a love for the arts and nature, died at her home Friday, June 25. The philanthropist, conservationist and co-founder of The Times was 110. Read the full article: Gainesville Times  Read more

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