National poll highlights perils of COVID-19 in rural Georgia
Many rural households are struggling with access to health care and financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a national poll released Wednesday. The poll of more than 500 adults living in rural areas found that one in four of these families said they had a member unable... Read more
Politically connected firm earning millions in state contract
A health care staffing company with strong political connections has been paid more than $40 million by the state of Georgia to supply medical workers to fight COVID-19. Jackson Healthcare, a private company based in Alpharetta, was asked by state officials for help in March. That’s when Phoebe Putney... Read more
Emory experts warn against fall sports being played amid pandemic
Emory University infectious disease experts have raised strong concerns about fall sports being played in areas, such as Georgia, that have high levels of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Carlos del Rio said in a video conference Thursday that many communities have COVID-19 case levels that exceed what he believes would... Read more
Restaurants grapple with COVID among workers; concerns rise over PPE, supplies
Dozens of metro Atlanta restaurants have temporarily closed in recent months after employees tested positive for the coronavirus. They include the Varsity, a historic fast food restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, which has since reopened. At the popular Ponce City Market in Atlanta, six retail establishments or tenants closed at... Read more
COVID-19 numbers show alarming jumps in state
If you haven’t been shocked by the COVID-19 numbers in Georgia, Friday’s figures may do it. The state easily broke its record for daily cases reported, with 4,484 new infections, more than 1,000 higher than the previous mark. The hospitalization number took an ominous leap, with 331 new admissions... Read more

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