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State Reverses Course, Will Require College Students Wear Face Masks In Classrooms

Facing an uproar from professors, the state system overseeing Georgia universities abruptly changed course on face masks late Monday, mandating students at public universities wear masks in classrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday on Political Rewind, uncertainty over the coming school year. Many families are wondering what schooling will look like in just a few months.

Under a cloud of the pandemic, school systems are asking parents to make the decisions on whether to send their children back to classrooms or continue online learning.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University announced that over 20,000 students enrolled in summer classes this year, a 14% increase in summer enrollment in comparison to last summer, KSU Vice President of Enrollment Services Brenda Stopher said.

With KSU’s record-breaking enrollment numbers coming in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, administrators and students suggest that the increase may indicate that some students in Georgia are taking online classes as a way to make use of the additional free time caused by the pandemic. 

 

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Four employees of a Georgia sandwich shop have been fired after making a noose out of bread dough and filming themselves playing with it.

A video posted to social media of the workers at a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Woodstock shows one employee draping the bread dough noose over the neck of another and yanking it as other workers laugh. 

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Facing an uproar from professors, the state system overseeing Georgia universities abruptly changed course on face masks late Monday, mandating students at public universities wear masks in classrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has tested postive for COVID-19, although she is asymptomatic. 

In a tweet Monday, the mayor said "COVID-19 has literally hit home."

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