UGA scientists use wastewater to track virus trends
Scientists at the University of Georgia are using wastewater to track COVID-19 trends in the Athens community. Channel 2 anchor Jorge Estevez followed the process from the Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility to the lab, where scientists track the levels of SARS-COV-2 in the wastewater. “You can tell a... Read more
NW Georgia counties still considered high risk for virus transmission
Three counties in the immediate area considered by the state Department of Public Health as high transmission areas — Floyd, Chattooga and Bartow. The Department of Public Health classifies any county that has a rate of over 100 new cases per 100,000 people during a two week period as... Read more
Savannah/Chatham board considers hybrid return to school
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Ann Levett will propose an Oct. 5 return to in-person learning for students Wednesday in a specially called Board of Education meeting. The administration’s plan, posted to the School Board website on Tuesday, expands on the phased-return strategy unveiled at the board’s regular monthly... Read more
Georgia college president, 57, dies of COVID
Mark Ivester, the president of North Georgia Technical College, died this weekend of COVID-19. Gov. Brian Kemp said in a post on Twitter that he, first lady Marty Kemp and their daughters “are praying for the loved ones, colleagues, and community” of Ivester following his death. Read the full... Read more
UGA students share thoughts on living on hot spot campus
The University of Georgia registered 1,417 official cases of COVID-19 this week. That puts the Athens university among the top COVID-19-infected campuses in the nation. “The UGA case rate is more than that of some countries,” said Jared Steckl, a senior majoring in business. Read the full article: WABE  Read more

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