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COVID-19 TESTING IS INCREASING, BUT LIMITED IN NWGA

An increase in testing has led to an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, says Logan Boss, Public Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District. Testing is now only available to highest-risk individuals that are symptomatic. The elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, healthcare workers, first responders,…read more »

COMMISSIONERS CALL UPON FLOYD COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SHELTER IN PLACE

The Floyd County Commission has called for all county residents to shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 (or coronavirus). An ordinance was unanimously approved by Commissioners at a virtual meeting that was held via Zoom on Tuesday night. It is now in effect and remains in place through April 7th at 11:59…read more »

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES HAVE INCREASED IN GEORGIA, AS HAVE FATALITIES

The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported that there were 1,097 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across this state as of 7 pm on Tuesday night. Twelve of those cases were in Floyd County. There have now been a total of 38 fatalities statewide due to coronavirus. Counties with the highest number of confirmed cases…read more »

ROMANS ORDERED BY CITY COMMISSION TO SHELTER IN PLACE

The Rome City Commission has issued a call for Romans to shelter in place in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance was approved by a unanimous vote during a virtual meeting held on Monday night. Those who live within the city limits are called upon to shelter at their place of…read more »