Public health experts wary of lifting COVID emergency too early
Georgia is lifting some COVID restrictions beginning next week, but some health experts warn it may be doing so prematurely.   Gov. Brian Kemp signed orders Wednesday that include provisions to eliminate the ban on gatherings of over 50 people; reduce any remaining distancing requirements at restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms; and... Read more
Getting on an end-of-day waitlist for vaccine
If you don’t yet qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia you can still try to get one on an end-of-the-day, waste avoidance waitlist. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News    Read more
Being overweight makes most Georgians eligible for vaccine
In a recent poll conducted for the American Psychological Association, about six in 10 American adults reported gaining unwanted weight over the past year, an average of 29 pounds. In Georgia, that poundage could have one immediate benefit. It qualifies adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine now. Read the full article:... Read more
Savannah’s first freestanding children’s hospital opens next week
Memorial Health is scheduled to open the area’s first free-standing children’s hospital next week. On Wednesday, a sneak peek at the new Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah revealed large patient rooms filled with natural light and Savannah-inspired imagery, from a stylized map of downtown in the lobby to a “Waving Girl” painted... Read more
Mass vaccination site coming to Savannah
The Savannah area is getting its first drive-through COVID mass vaccination center later this month, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is partnering with Gulfstream to host the vaccination effort, which will begin March 17 and run Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing... Read more

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