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
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.
The Democratic mayors of four Georgia cities are asking Gov. Brian Kemp to impose a mask mandate inside state buildings to show he is interested in the health of Georgians as well as the economy. An open letter sent to the Republican
Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting local governments in Georgia from imposing mask mandates to discourage the spread of COVID-19. The cities of Atlanta and Savannah reinstated mask mandates late last month for public indoor spaces, citing a rise
After meeting with Public Health officials, and learning of the increase in Covid-19 cases within the county workforce, Cobb County Manager, Dr. Jackie McMorris, announced that masks will be required for anyone entering county facilities effective this Friday. “As the result of what
In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Fulton County, the school system is now requiring students at all schools to mask up. According to school officials, there has been a significant increase in cases across the county. All cities within
College students across Georgia are saying goodbye to mom and dad, hauling furniture up to their dorm rooms and making last-minute changes to their class schedules. A new semester started Monday at Dalton State College and Georgia Gwinnett College, and the rest
Gov. Brian Kemp Friday defended his decision not to impose mask-wearing or vaccination mandates on Georgians to stem the latest surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. “I don’t believe we need to have a dictatorship in government telling what local school
Students who attend Richmond County Schools will be required to mask up when school starts Aug. 2. The school system announced last week that it would be following the new guidance for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for K-12 schools.
ATLANTA — If you live, work or play in the city of Atlanta, you’ll need to do so while wearing a mask. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order requiring everyone in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear
Hospitals treating more patients and bracing for even more. Mask requirements returning. The push for vaccinations getting stronger, with more workers facing mandatory shots. The unsettling rise in COVID cases has prompted a flurry of virus-related activity this week across the state
TYBEE ISLAND — On the heels of this week’s announcement from the neighboring city of Savannah, Tybee Island officials say their city doesn’t plan to issue a mask mandate. However, the city is encouraging residents to get vaccinated and says city officials
Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Friday prohibiting schools from requiring students or employees to wear masks. The lifting of mask requirements was among several restrictions the governor is eliminating as the coronavirus pandemic winds down in Georgia. “As hospitalizations, cases,
Gwinnett County officials are making it clear that they will not tolerate violence from customers in response to retailers requiring face masks. Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside and Georgia Retail Association Executive Director Thomas Beusse released a joint public service announcement respectfully urging the
The City of Norcross has passed a face mask mandate, requiring that face masks be worn when on property owned or leased by the city. The measure also closes government buildings to the public unless physical presence is necessary for court hearings