Protesters target Wellstar headquarters over vaccine mandate
Protesters gathered outside Wellstar Health System’s corporate offices Monday to protest the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees. More than 100 people, many of them nurses, held signs and chanted “stop the mandate.” A smaller group of the protesters later took their protest to a street corner near Wellstar... Read more
Cobb returns to a ‘high’ transmission rate
Cobb County has returned to a state of ‘high’ coronavirus transmission, recording more than 200 cases of the virus per 100,000 residents Wednesday, Dr. Janet Memark, director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health, said in a newsletter Thursday. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
Cobb considered area of ‘high community spread’ of COVID
Cobb County has again surpassed what federal health experts consider “high community spread” of COVID-19, amid growing concern over the Delta variant of the virus, according to Cobb & Douglas Public Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider 100 cases per 100,000 county residents, a high rate... Read more
New mask guidance creates confusion, difficult enforcement
An abrupt announcement from federal health experts last week that said most fully vaccinated Americans could ditch masks in most cases has created confusion for local businesses and residents, who say those recommendations are difficult to police. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
Changes to Sterigenics permit likely, EPD says
A proposed operating permit for Sterigenics’ Cobb facility will likely be amended following emotional testimony from two public hearings this week, according to an official with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more

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