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Gov. Kemp extends public health emergency another month

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia’s top legislative leaders jointly announced Wednesday they will extend a statewide public health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic through May 13.

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County buildings reopen

All Jones County buildings reopened to the public Wednesday in compliance with the executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp that took effect April 3.

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Everything you want to know about Gov. Kemp’s shelter in place order

Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office:

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'Super surge': Atlanta doctor braces for COVID-19's worst days

ATLANTA – Denial, fear, anxiety and worry have been the constant companions of Dr. Colleen Kraft and her colleagues at Emory University Hospital in recent weeks.

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SHELTER-IN-PLACE starts 6 p.m. Friday

Amid the push to curb coronavirus, a statewide shelter-in-place order that will shutter in-person patronizing of bars, gyms, restaurants, theaters and many other activities is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday and last through April 13.

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Kemp ordering Georgia to shelter-in-place through April 13

ATLANTA - Georgia will be placed under a statewide shelter-in-place order starting Friday through April 13 as coronavirus infections have brought the state’s hospitals to a tipping point, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday.

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Coronavirus prompts Georgia school officials to drop final tests, other rules

Georgia school officials took steps Thursday to scrap final exams and relax a wide range of other accountability rules for the state’s nearly two million public-school students who have been out of class since last week due to the impacts of coron

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