Georgia is in the middle of a rise in cases of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus. But absent any guidance or mandates from the state, districts and charter schools are left to figure out how they are going to cope. The solutions vary wildly from district to district.
The initial safety findings of Pfizer's vaccine, given to 12- to 17-year-old adolescents in the United States, are similar to those described in the clinical trials, with the exception of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, according to the CDC's latest report.
Almost 72,000 children tested positive in just the last week of July. However, child hospitalizations and deaths related to the virus remain low.
Athens-Clarke County joined Savannah and Atlanta in reinstating COVID-19 restrictions late Tuesday night amid increasing concerns over the delta variant and lagging vaccination rates. The order went into effect Wednesday morning.
The director general is asking for a halt for at least two months. His hope is to use all available doses to vaccinate 10% of the population in every country by the end of September.
Top Georgia public health experts raised the alarm Wednesday over the state’s low vaccination rates and the continued politicization of mask wearing, with one official saying it is a “recipe for outbreaks” around the state.
Today on Political Rewind: The spread of the delta variant combined with a continuing low rate of vaccinations have led to a dramatic spike in cases of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The news can seem scary. We assembled a panel of top public health experts to help demystify the state of the virus today.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke in a press conference Tuesday morning about how COVID-19 is causing a spike in crime which the city hasn’t seen in decades, including a recent stabbing murder of a woman and her dog in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
In the last week, 3 million Americans got their first vaccine shot. On Tuesday, the U.S. hit President Biden's July Fourth goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one shot.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new policy will take effect starting Sept. 13 and will apply to indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues.
In a dramatic move reminiscent of the first days of the coronavirus in China some 19 months ago, flights and trains in and out of the city of 11 million have been halted.
When Georgia college students return to their classrooms this month, masks and vaccines will be encouraged, but not required, according to guidance from the University System of Georgia posted on the University of Georgia’s COVID-19 response website Monday.
This summer, many Georgians were eager to get back on the road for summer travel after loosened COVID-19 restrictions meant they could go back to their beloved hideaway — and even try some new vacation destinations.
Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, which was overrun last year in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, is starting to come full circle again as the delta variant of the virus tears through America.
Across much of Georgia, as more eviction cases advance through the courts, the pressure is growing to speed up distribution of hundreds of millions of federal dollars for rental assistance to tenants and their landlords before it’s too late.