Protesters call for in-person classes in Cobb
Dozens of protesters, including parents, students and other community members, rallied at the Cobb Civic Center on Saturday to call on the Cobb County School District to reinstate the option for face-to-face classes. Some fear their students will be left behind if classrooms do not open for in-person learning... Read more
Wellstar Kennestone has most COVID cases in metro Atlanta, official says
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital has more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in metro Atlanta, according to one public health official. Dr. Janet Memark, director of Cobb-Douglas Public Health, shared the information during a virtual event Thursday night organized by south Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid. Read the full article: Marietta... Read more
Marietta Schools mandate masks, aim to start school on time
Students in Marietta City Schools will be required to wear face coverings when they return to the classroom for in-person instruction on Aug. 4, according to an email from superintendent Grant Rivera. The email, sent to families of Marietta City Schools students Thursday night, outlined several updates for the... Read more
COVID lawsuit liability protection passes Ga. Senate
The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at shielding businesses and health-care providers from lawsuits filed by people who have contracted coronavirus since March. House Bill 167 would block lawsuits from being filed unless businesses or hospitals willfully disregarded social distancing and sanitizing rules put in place by Gov.... Read more
Marietta nursing home reports large number of infections
A large majority of residents at a Marietta nursing home have become infected with the new coronavirus per the latest report on long-term care facilities from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more

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