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
Dougherty Commission hears report on complaints at personal care home
Operators of a personal care home located on Poinciana Avenue that has drawn complaints have taken steps to come into compliance with county regulations, with specific steps taken including applying for a business license and filing a parking plan. The Dougherty County Commission had asked for answers about the... Read more
Bibb County schools to require masks
Bibb County Schools announced Monday that face masks are required at all district facilities starting immediately with students returning to school in one week. The decision was made based on data and guidance from the North Central Health District and the CDC, according to the press release. Read the full article:... Read more
City of Savannah reinstitutes mask mandate
The City of Savannah reinstated its face mask mandate Monday as cases of the COVID-19 delta variant continue to surge. The mandate went into effect at 8 a.m. Monday morning and is set to expire Aug. 25. The mandate requires everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask indoors... Read more
OSHA issues $1 million in fines over deaths of poultry workers
OSHA has announced 59 citations and nearly $1 million in penalties after an investigation into a nitrogen leak at a poultry processing plant that killed six workers and injured at least a dozen others earlier this year. Read the full article: NPR Read more

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