Georgia easing COVID distancing, gathering restrictions
Gov. Brian Kemp is set to roll back longstanding COVID-19 distancing restrictions in Georgia amid a mix of relief and concern from local businesses and public-health experts. Starting Thursday, Georgia’s months-long ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in one place will be lifted per orders from the governor, who... Read more
PCOM Georgia students help vaccinate Newton school employees
More than 450 PCOM Georgia medical, pharmacy and physician assistant students are working to meet the need for COVID vaccinators in Georgia. During a four-day period in March, the PCOM Georgia student vaccinators worked in shifts to administer 1,200 doses of the vaccine to Newton County School System teachers... Read more
COVID vaccine scam targeting Georgians
Scammers are looking to exploit Georgians eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine — again, state officials warn. Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Department of Public Health are urging residents to be on alert after reports of con artists calling, texting and emailing people asking for payment and promising the... Read more
Georgia Dems urge Biden to scrap Medicaid waiver plan
Georgia’s U.S. senators and congressional Democrats are urging the Biden administration to “fully rescind” a health care plan that federal officials first paused in February – and to do so soon. Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration has pushed back on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to withdraw its approval of... Read more
9 Georgia state senators tested positive for COVID
Nine Georgia senators tested positive for COVID-19 during this year’s legislative session held with numerous safety protocols in place. Georgia Senate leaders credited the protocols established before the session started in January with keeping the infection rate of the virus low during their 40 legislative days. The session adjourned... Read more

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