White House task force warns of increase in COVID, test positivity in Georgia
The state of Georgia now ranks 35rd in the country for new coronavirus cases per 100,000, after leading which led the nation in the category in mid-August. The state had 83 cases per 100,000 people last week, lower than the national average of 117. Both of those numbers are... Read more
Bibb, five other Middle Georgia counties see increase in COVID cases
According to the County Indicator Report, Bibb County has reported more than 6,400 cumulative coronavirus cases, including 137 between Oct. 3-Oct 9 and 164 between Oct. 10-Oct. 16. The county’s 14-day case rate per 100,000 people is 197, compared to Houston County at 137 and Peach County at 190. Bibb County... Read more
Public Health commissioner misspoke on testing figures
No, Georgia’s COVID-19 test positivity rates did not increase because labs reported rapid tests to the state health department electronically — despite what the state’s top public health official told reporters during a news conference Wednesday morning. Twice during the briefing with Gov. Brian Kemp, Dr. Kathleen Toomey incorrectly said... Read more
How Bibb County is preparing for return to in-person classes
Keith Simmons, the district’s chief of staff, noted school leaders want to give parents flexibility between the two options, noting that some parents wanted their children to learn from home because they were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, while others believed it was the best way for... Read more
Bibb school superintendent explains why district still doing remote learning
While most Middle Georgia schools, including Macon’s private and charter schools, have returned to at least some in-person classes, the Bibb County School District continues to offer only virtual education. On Monday, Superintendent Curtis Jones published a blog post detailing his decision. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph  Read more

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