• COVID-19 testing site changes effective June 28

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    GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health announces updates to specimen collection site (testing site) schedules effective June 28. Due to the much warmer summer temperatures, all sites will now close by 1:00 pm. For convenience, an appointment is recommended at each of the Specimen Point of Collection sites. Please call your local health department […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly

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    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • Operation changes to COVID-19 specimen collection sites

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    GAINESVILLE, GA – Nine specimen collection sites operated jointly by the Georgia National Guard and Augusta University ended operations effective May 30. As of June 1, several sites changed their operating hours. Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 test are strongly encouraged to call and make an appointment. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) […]

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  • Kemp opens bars and renews state of emergency

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Gov. Brian Kemp decided to continue the state of emergency and stay at home order for the elderly and at-risk individuals through July 12. However, the governor also announced the reopening of bars, amusement parks, night clubs, professional sports, and overnight summer camps. Music venues must remain closed. Kemp issued timelines for […]

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  • Georgia DPH distributes Remdesivir to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is distributing an initial allotment of the drug Remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine being […]

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  • Kemp changes restaurant and childcare restrictions

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On May 12, Gov. Brian Kemp continued to ease restrictions on certain industries – restaurants and childcare – to assist Ga businesses as the state returns to normal. Childcare facilities now can operate with up to 20 children in a classroom instead of 10 as long as the instructor-to-child ratio is maintained. […]

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  • COVID-19 testing available to all Georgians

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in […]

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  • Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to flyover Atlanta on Saturday

    ATLANTA, Ga – The Blue Angels and Thunderbird flyover on May 2 is in support of the state’s frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. It will begin over Marietta at 1:35 p.m. and last 25 minutes, ending at 2 p.m. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flight path will take them over Buckhead, Sandy Springs,  […]

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  • Shelter in Place order extended for medically fragile until June 12

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 which extends the medically fragile shelter in place and the Public Health State of Emergency until June 12. The entire statement from the governor is below: “Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, […]

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  • Georgia Dept. of Labor addresses unemployment options

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    Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor are partnering to ensure Georgians understand their unemployment options as the state begins the safe reopening of businesses. Governor Kemp announced plans Monday to safely and incrementally reopen sectors of the economy, and today, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler encouraged employers to work with […]

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  • Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers Issues Safety Guidelines for Reopening

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    Atlanta, GA – Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers issued guidance for the safe reopening of Georgia’s salons and spas. “I deeply appreciate the work of Kay Kendrick and the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers to prepare guidelines for implementation by Georgia’s shops and salons,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As we begin the process […]

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  • Kemp easing restrictions and opening some businesses

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    ATLANTA, Ga – In a 4 p.m. press conference Gov. Brian Kemp outlined a plan to reopen the Georgia economy in accordance with Phase One of President Trump’s plan. Starting on Friday, April 24, gyms, fitness centers, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, estheticians, their respective schools, bowling alleys, and massage therapists can open back […]

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  • Kemp easing restrictions and opening some businesses

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    ATLANTA, Ga – In a 4 p.m. press conference Gov. Brian Kemp outlined a plan to reopen the Georgia economy in accordance with Phase One of President Trump’s plan. Starting on Friday, April 24, gyms, fitness centers, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, estheticians, their respective schools, bowling alleys, and massage therapists can open back […]

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  • Kemp issues statewide emergency for severe weather damage

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Kemp declared a statewide state of emergency following severe storm damage across Georgia over the last twenty-four hours. “We are praying for those who lost loved ones overnight and the families dealing with severe storm damage. In coordination with private-sector partners, multiple state agencies – including the Georgia Emergency Management and […]

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