Valdosta hospital sets up triage tent
Patients visiting the South Georgia Medical Center emergency department will have an additional step in the process. Sitting outside the ER entrance, a 15,000-square-foot tent has been erected. Named the “ER Triage Tent,” it will help treat and assess patients showing symptoms of the coronavirus. Read the full article: Valdosta... Read more
Georgia economy better poised than other states to weather pandemic, study says
Georgia’s economy is better poised than other states to weather the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, according to a recent business analysis. The financial website WalletHub compared the economies of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 10 categories to see which states can deal effectively with the pandemic. Georgia’s... Read more
State enforcing guidelines in parks, lakes
In an announcement Sunday, Gov. Brian Kemp gave the Georgia Department of Natural Resources authority to enforce the ban on large gatherings and social distancing guidelines at parks and lakes. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Gov. Kemp defends not ordering statewide shutdown
Gov. Brian Kemp defended Thursday the lack of a statewide shutdown, citing the impact it would have on counties which are reporting no cases of COVID-19. During a televised town hall, Kemp said local elected officials can make the best decisions for their areas but the governor must take into... Read more
Valdosta hospital opening drive-through testing station
Residents can get screened for COVID-19 while sitting in their cars. South Georgia Medical Center announced Monday morning it is opening a drive-through screening station for COVID-19 at its Smith Northview location, 4280 North Valdosta Road. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times Read more

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