Tips to keep COVID and the flu away during the holidays

As the holiday season kicks off the Georgia Department of Health is offering tips and guidance for how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the flu during holiday gatherings with friends and family. The COVID vaccine has helped make celebrating upcoming

Georgia sues Biden administration over vaccine mandates

Georgia has joined six other states in filing a long-threatened complaint against President Joe Biden and other federal agencies over the White House’s COVID vaccine mandates. Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr filed the complaint late last week in the

Fulton County Schools ready to move to mask optional status

In response to a downward trend in COVID-19 cases throughout Fulton County, Fulton County Schools will be making some changes to its mask requirements in the coming weeks. At the beginning of the school year, Fulton County Schools implemented a Mitigation Matrix, which uses

Georgia hits 50% vaccination milestone

Georgia reached an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 50% of all Georgians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total number of vaccinated people in Georgia is just over 5.1 million,

COVID booster shots will be available Tuesday. Do you need one?

The Georgia Department of Public Health and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These boosters are in addition

Augusta University Health allows more visitors due to declining COVID numbers

AUGUSTA — As hospitalization numbers of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease, AU Health has updated its family presence practices for patients and families in AU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Effective today, two individuals may now be at a patient’s bedside, as long as

Cobb County’s COVID-19 emergency declaration has been extended

Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid signed a second extension of the county’s Declaration of Emergency today concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The extension will allow upcoming public meetings to be held virtually, keep the county’s emergency operations plan in place,

‘Mask Up for Kids’ campaign kicks off

Three child advocacy organizations in Georgia are launching an ad campaign encouraging both adults and children to wear masks to discourage the spread of COVID-19. A series of public service announcements set to begin airing Tuesday features children too young to be

Report confirms COVID-19 vaccines are effective

A new report shows COVID-19 vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 5,100 new COVID-19 infections and 700 deaths among seniors in Georgia during the first five months of this year. The study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DeKalb vaccinates 2,100 at October vaccination event

DeKalb County vaccinated 2,100 people at a vaccination event at Stonecrest Mall Oct. 2. “This has been a great day for DeKalb in our ongoing fight against COVID-19,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said. “I thank all of our partners, employees and

DeKalb County will give you $100 to get vaccinated Saturday

DeKalb County will once again give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Oct. 2, during the county’s next big vaccine drive. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health, Emory Healthcare

Everything you need to know about getting a COVID-19 booster shot

The Gist: The CDC has formally made its recommendations on the booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines. In Georgia, the state department of public health is following that guidance. First thing’s first: The guidance only applies to the Pfizer vaccine. If you

UGA faculty members are planning to impose a mask mandate

 The University System of Georgia is trying to fend off a rebellion from a group of University of Georgia faculty determined to impose a mask mandate in violation of system policy. A letter from Jeffrey Bennetzen, a geneticist at UGA, dated Sept.

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