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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Georgia Number of Lives Lost to COVID-19 Passes 20,000

Georgia Number of Lives Lost to COVID-19 Passes 20,000

The number of Georgians who have died from COVID-19 now surpasses 20,000. As of 3:00 PM on Sep. 3, there have been 20,041 confirmed COVID deaths in Georgia since the pandemic began.

“It is tragic but not surprising that we have surpassed this gri...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Athens-Clarke County COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program

DPH news flash

As of Friday, September 3, anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Athens-Clarke County and has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 is eligible for a $100 gift card when they get their first shot at the Clarke County Health Department or at oth...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 8, 2021

21st Declaration of Local Emergency Requires Masks When Inside Public Spaces

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

The Mayor and Commission approved a 21st declaration of a local state of emergency at their Regular Session on September 7, 2021. The declaration is in effect through October 6, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor and Comm...

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21st Declaration of Local Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2021

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

On August 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Clarke County School District Requiring Masks for All on CCSD Property

Clarke County School District

FROM SUPERINTENDENT DR. XERNONA J. THOMAS

July 26, 2021

In one week, we will welcome back nearly 12,500 students to our 21 schools. We are excited about what this year will bring, and in preparation, we are communicating some important changes to our COVID-...

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Clarke County School District Website Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Georgians 12+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine. 

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 12-17.

On Thursday, May 12, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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GA DPH Vaccine Information & Locator Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance Program

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Announces Rental Assistance Program

The State of Georgia received $552 million from U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The G...

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Georgia Rental Assistance Program information Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates