The Clarke County School Board met virtually Thursday night, the same way Clarke County grade schools have been learning since the September 8 start of a new school year in Athens. That could change one month from today: the Clarke County School District is looking at a tentative November 9 date for having students return to classrooms.
The City Council in Lavonia signs off on plans to use more than $115,000 in federal funding, coronavirus relief money approved by Congress earlier this year. Lavonia has received the first phase of its CARES Act distribution.
Gwinnett County gets another $20 million in congressional funding to help with relief and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be distributed among cities in Gwinnett County.
The COVID 19 pandemic is taking a huge toll on the economy in Atlanta. The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau pegs losses at $10 billion and counting and says a full recovery might be several years away.
The Georgia Department of Public Health says the state added another three dozen deaths from coronavirus over the past 24 hours for a seven-month total of just under 7,300. The state’s positive test percentage has dipped below ten percent, checking in today at 9.9 percent.