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  • Atlanta Mayor Responds To Growing Number Of Homeless Population Staying At Airport
  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler Uses Private Jet To Fly Home Stranded Cruise Ship Passengers
  • Piedmont Hospital To Open Expansion Early To Make More ICU Beds Available



  • CVS Opens Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site At Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Secretary Of State Announces Absentee Ballot Fraud Task Force
  • Augusta's Masters Rescheduled For Fall 2020
  • High School Athletes React To Spring Seasons Being Cancelled



  • All Georgians Now Under Stay-At-Home Order
  • Expert Says There's A Greater Risk For Medical Workers Catching Coronavirus Outside Hospitals
  • Atlanta Museums Offer Virtual Field Trips



  • Governor Kemp Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order 
  • State Department Of Labor Has Processed Record Number Of Unemployment Claims
  • Georgia National Guard Members Deployed To Help Food Banks



Rickey Bevington / GPB News

As many of us worry about the health and welfare of ourselves and loved ones right now, people experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. As of January 2019, the federal government estimates Georgia has more than 10,000 people without homes, including veterans, families and unaccompanied young adults.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s coronavirus task force has provided guidelines for communities to help the homeless in their coronavirus emergency planning.

Those recommendations were led by experts in Atlanta.


  • Gov. Kemp To Issue Statewide Stay-At-Home Order
  • Sec. Of State Raffensperger Responds To Growing Calls For Delayed Primary
  • State Considering Releasing Some Inmates To Stop COVID-19 From Spreading In Prisons


  • Testing For COVID-19 In Georgia To Ramp Up
  • Emory University Seeking Clinical Trial Participants For COVID-19 Vaccine 
  • Chatham County To Begin Screening Visitors For Coronavirus Symptoms
  • Tributes Continue For Late Civil Rights Icon Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery


  • Group Of Mayors Call For Statewide Stay At Home Order
  • Albany Continues To Be Largest Hotspot For Coronavirus Cases In Georgia
  • State House Speaker Ralston Continues To Push For State's Primary To Be Delayed



  • House Speaker Ralston Says Statewide Lockdown Needed To Prevent Spread of COVID-19
  • Georgia National Guard Deployed To Support Medical Staff
  • Albany Hospital At Center Of Coronavirus Outbreak At Capacity


  • Georgia Unemployment Claims Double Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns
  • Kemp Orders K-12 Public Schools Closed Until April 24
  • Georgia Municipal Association Urges Cities To Be More Proactive To Curb Coronavirus


  • A Third Of Georgians Confirmed To Have Coronavirus Have Been Hospitalized
  • MARTA To Cut Bus And Rail Service Due To Declining Ridership
  • Georgia Law Students Impacted By Move To Online Classes


  • Conditions In South Georgia Coronavirus Hotspot Worsen
  • Savannah's Mayor Issues State At Home Order
  • Theaters Statewide Close and Postpone Seasons


  • Emory Epidemiologist Says More Testing Is Needed To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus
  • First COVID-19 Case Reported At Fulton County Jail
  • Georgia Supreme Court To Hear Fight Over Seat On Its Own Bench


Fitzgerald Bird
Sophia Saliby / GPB News

Friday would have been the first day of the Wild Chicken Festival in the South Georgia town of Fitzgerald.

The event was canceled due to fears about the spread of the coronavirus.

But how did a flock of birds from India make their home in Fitzgerald? That story spans more than 50 years, winds through a failed government program and ends with what will become the world’s largest topiary.


  • U.S. Sen. Loeffler Under Scrutiny After She Sold Stocks Before Steep Market Losses From Virus
  • Tybee Island Closes Beaches To Discourage Crowds
  • Athens Mandates Social Distancing And Sheltering In Place
  • Atlanta Mayor Orders Police To Not Enforce Laws Barring Alcohol Takeout


WellStar Health System has built temporary extensions to their emergency departments to handle the growing number of patients coming in with flu-like symptoms.
WellStar Health System

COVID-19 cases in Georgia as of Thursday are mounting to nearly 200 as more people become sick and more test results come back positive.

One of the largest medical organizations in Georgia is WellStar Health System, including 11 hospitals, dozens of urgent care centers and hundreds of medical providers.


  • COVID-19 Cases In Georgia Jump To Just Under 200, Death Toll At 10
  • State Sen. Brandon Beach Has Coronavirus, Legislature Asked To Quarantine
  • Macon Reports First Confirmed Coronavirus Cases


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