Metro Atlanta Schools Announce Reopening Plans For 2020-21 School YearAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an increasing number of coronavirus cases, school systems in the Metro Atlanta area release plans for reopening for the 2020-21 school year.
Fulton Co. Schools Will Resume Remotely For New School YearIn a virtual press conference on July 16, 2020, Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney announced students will not return to their classrooms for the 2020-21 school year, but instead, they will resume their studies remotely from home.
Atlanta Mayor Defies Governor, Doubles Down On City Mask RequirementAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a virtual conference on July 16, 2020, while recovering from COVID-19, providing an update on her mask requirement and other city matters.
Atlanta Mayor Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks In PublicEffective July 8, 2020, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order indicating everyone within the City of Atlanta and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is now required to wear a mask or cloth face covering their nose and mouth, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.
July 4th Weekend In Metro Atlanta: Ways To Celebrate During The PandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has rained on the parade of several Fourth of July events in the Atlanta area for 2020. Despite all of the cancellations, the show will go on with several celebrations you can attend in-person or virtually.
Gov. Kemp Signs Georgia Budget, Cuts More Than $2 Billion In SpendingGovernor Brian Kemp held a press conference on June 30, 2020, breaking down some of the key highlights of the nearly $2.6 billion state budget he signed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021 fiscal year.
CDC: Millions May Have Had Coronavirus Without Knowing ItWith infection numbers rising in more than 30 states, including Georgia, the US set a daily record for new coronavirus cases. And federal health officials warned that the number of people who've been infected is vastly undercounted.
First Wave Not Over: Georgia New Coronavirus Cases RisingWith half of the states reporting a rise in new cases, including Georgia, one expert warns of 'danger signs' in some parts of the United States.
Georgia Moves Up The Ranks Of States With Fewest Coronavirus RestrictionsAccording to a Wallethub study done on the 50 states and the District of Columbia as of June 22, 2020, Georgia ranks 18th when it comes to having the fewest coronavirus restrictions.
The Race To Resupply Medical Stockpile For Second Coronavirus WaveThe Trump administration and state governments, including Georgia, are racing to outpace COVID-19 as it seeks to replenish the country's national medical and PPE supply.
Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During PandemicAcross the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials -- as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become a political and cultural flashpoint.
Six Flags Over Georgia Is Now Open, Reservations RequiredEffective June 22, 2020, Six Flags Over Georgia is now back open to the public, after officials closed the park to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Georgia Sets New Record For New Coronavirus CasesOn Saturday, Georgia set a new record for new coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.  The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases tops 64,000.
Juneteenth Events, Protests Scheduled In Metro-Atlanta This WeekSeveral Juneteenth events are scheduled to take place in the Atlanta area on June 19, 2020 and in the days before and following the holiday. Some of them are virtual events, for those who want to avoid social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia Gov. Kemp Loosens Coronavirus RestrictionsGeorgia Governor Kemp reduces coronavirus restrictions in the following categories: sports, sheltering in place, gatherings, eating and drinking establishments, overnight summer camps, conventions and live performance venues.