EPA wants emissions data on ethylene oxide from Sterigenics
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking Sterigenics, a Cobb County company that has come under fire in the past few years, to report its releases of a toxic gas. Read the full article: WABE  Read more
Decatur schools could become first metro district to require vaccinations
At a school board meeting Tuesday, the City Schools of Decatur board discussed requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for staff and eligible students. Board members agreed on the proposal presented by Superintendent Maggie Fehrman. “There’s no law that prevents us from requiring staff to be vaccinated,” Fehrman said after consulting with... Read more
Cobb school district sticks with mask-optional policy
Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale says masks will remain optional in the district even as the number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia and the county continue to rise. Ragsdale made the announcement at a school board meeting Thursday, to the delight of some parents in attendance. “Mandatory masking... Read more
Atlanta schools, Fulton County team up to fill vaccination gap
Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County officials have teamed up to offer COVID-19 vaccines at APS middle and high schools this week. Before the inoculation effort began, APS said about 18% of eligible students and 58% of staff were fully vaccinated. The district estimated it had administered about 200... Read more
Many childcare centers facing staff shortages
Like many Georgia businesses, childcare centers are having trouble finding workers. The majority of Georgia’s 4,020 licensed childcare providers are open thanks in large part to state and federal grants. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has distributed around $165 million to child care centers. That included $1,000... Read more

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