Reluctance among white, rural Georgians ‘biggest challenge’ in vaccine rollout
As Georgia continues to lag behind other states when it comes to administering COVID-19 vaccines, a top health official says the ongoing rollout faces a major obstacle: reluctance among white communities in rural parts of the state. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, head of the Georgia Department of Public Health, spoke to... Read more
Despite moratorium on evictions, attorney says renters still at risk
Still, despite this ban, at this time, more than 8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And, there’s uncertainty surrounding what’s next for households once the moratorium is lifted. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Advocates file complaint to OSHA about poultry plant
A northeast Georgia workers’ rights group has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against the Foundation Food Group poultry plant, where six workers died due to a Jan. 28 nitrogen leak. Advocates say employees at the plant still fear going to work. GA Familias Unidas filed an imminent danger complaint... Read more
DeKalb starts program to take vaccine to homebound
The Gateses were the first of nearly three dozen DeKalb County seniors set to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses at their homes Tuesday. Yvonne Gates calls the at-home shots a blessing for her and so many others. Read the full article: WABE Read more
DeKalb women’s shelter getting rise in domestic violence calls
The executive director of a DeKalb County-based shelter that offers wraparound services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse says staff members have had to work double and sometimes triple shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article: WABE  Read more

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