UPDATE: Pickens Schools closed beginning Monday

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Pickens County Schools announced they will close all schools starting Monday, Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. Traditional students will transition to distance learning on Monday.

The decision comes after the district had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 584 students, teachers, and staff in quarantined.

According to a press release from the system, the buildings will be deep cleaned during the closure as well as all buses.

“We are making this decision with a heavy heart but with the best interest of everyone in mind,” said Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations.

The decision was based on recommendations from the Department of Public Health.

Staff members are encouraged to avoid entering the buildings unless absolutely necessary and should contact the building administrator.

Tate, Hill City, and PJHS will continue to serve as polling locations on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. Those locations will be cleaned before and after Election Day.

Continue to check back for updates.

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Ask The Doc! Fighting Off Covid-19

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Ask The Doc! Recovery Process Of Covid-19

This morning, The doctors address a comment left on one of the Ask The Doc Segments. What drugs are good for fighting off Covid-19 or do we just wait on a vaccine? The Doctors also address the President and first lady testing positive for Covid-19. What do the Doctors have to say about testing positive with no symptoms? When could he have contracted the virus? How long has he had it? All this and more on Ask The Doc!

 

The Pickens County Community Thrift store has closed due to possible coronavirus exposure

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The Pickens County Community Thrift has closed due to possible Coronavirus exposure.  It must remain closed until at least October 6th.  The store will be unable to make collections and will not be accepting donations.

Since the Thrift Store has no storage area, donors are asked to hold any donations until the store reopens and can process them. Once again, the Community Thrift store hopes to open on October 6th.

Do not call and leave a message as the call center cannot be monitored.  The volunteers at the Thrift Store thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you when the store re-opens.

Thrift Store Closes

9/22/2020

Contact:  Dan Huth

(770) 894-4589 voice or text

[email protected]

 

 

Ask The Doc! College And Covid-19

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Ask The Doc! Recovery Process Of Covid-19

This morning, the doctors discuss how colleges are dealing with Covid-19. When a Student tests positive, the colleges continue classes and give the infected student their own quarantined dorm. Is this the approach we should be taking with everything? Should we worry over the numbers? Hear Doctor Whaley and Doctor Tidman’s point of view on this right here on Ask the Doc!

 

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Pickens Virtual Academy registration extended

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Pickens Virtual Academy registration has been re-opened until midnight Monday, July 20th due to internet issues across the county. The contract deadline has been extended until Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:00 pm.  If a contract is not received on time, the student will attend traditional school.

Link to Google form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgUlPmPCZkQgCkP_Ud6W9ci4Nxsb3RRpRi4n0E4Ox6fsOzIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

From an earlier article:

Virtual vs. Distance

Anita Walker, Director of Curriculum, said there will be a difference between the virtual academy and distance learning and it’s a difference parents need to understand.

“In the spring, we did distance learning. What we are doing here is the Pickens Virtual School. There will be one teacher working with several students across different grades,” she said.

Should the school district experience a second wave and becomes labeled as significant, then students attending as traditional students-those in a physical classroom–will revert to Distance Learning.

“With distance learning, they will be with their regular teacher and that teacher will be the one assigning lesson,” said Walker. “Those in the virtual academy won’t be affected, they will just continue to do what they are doing.”

Time in class

Several parents asked about how many hours an elementary student would spend online doing school work.

Audrey Harrell, with Pearson Connexus, said it’s a question she doesn’t like to answer.

“It really depends on the student,” she said. “The program isn’t just click, click, click, there is engaging material. Still, some students will fly through it and others will need more support,” she said.

Pearson is flexible so while students should sign in and work everyday, when they sign in is up to the student and parents.

Townsend said they are working to determine the best way to track attendance.

As far as the amount of on-line school work versus off-line school work, elementary students will have about 40-50-percent of their school work online. The remainder will be consist of physical activity or hands-on learning using easily available materials.

Middle school students can expect about 60-percent of their classwork to be online and high school, about 90-percent online.

School calendar

The school will set up the calendar for the students based on the traditional school calendar, so there would not be classes when the schools are on break, but students can work ahead, said Harrell.

Read the full article here.

Feature image courtesy of U.S. Army.

UPDATE 6/3: Pickens COVID-19 cases up slightly

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Jasper, Ga. -Pickens has 48 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 48,207 cases of COVID-19, including 2,102 deaths and 8,334 total hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 96 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 166 cases, including 16 deaths:  a 69-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 391 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 156, including one death, a 58-year-old man with underlying health conditions.

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

 

5/28

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 44,932 cases of COVID-19, including 1,957 deaths and 7,746 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 83 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 142 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 311 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 145

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/26 12p.m.

Gordon has 139 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman, 86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

The State of Georgia has 43,586 cases of COVID-19, including 1,853 deaths and 7,511 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 78 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

Whitfield: 283 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 137

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public. Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/25 7p.m.

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 43,400 cases of COVID-19, including 1,848 deaths and 7,507 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 78 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 138 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 283 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 137

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/24 7p.m.

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 42,902 cases of COVID-19, including 1,827 deaths and 7,450 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 78 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 138 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 279 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 135

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/24 12p.m.

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 42,800 cases of COVID-19, including 1,823 deaths and 7,436 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 77 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 138 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 273 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 134

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

 

5/23 7p.m.

Pickens has 43 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 42,132 cases of COVID-19, including 1,811 deaths and 7,411 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 73 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 137 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 267 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 129

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

 

5/23 12p.m.

Pickens has 41 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 42,052 cases of COVID-19, including 1,809 deaths and 7,389 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 72 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 136 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 249 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 127

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

 

5/22 7p.m.

Pickens has 41 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 40,405 cases of COVID-19, including 1,754 deaths and 7,235 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 72 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 136 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 249 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 126

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/20 7p.m.

Pickens has 39 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 40,405 cases of COVID-19, including 1,754 deaths and 7,235 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 69 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 134 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 218 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 123

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/21 12p.m.

Pickens has 39 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 40,157 cases of COVID-19, including 1,724 deaths and 7,194 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 67 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 134 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 210 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 117

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about these cases.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

5/20 12 p.m.

Pickens has 39 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 38,889 cases of COVID-19, including 1,684 deaths and 7,089 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 65 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 132 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 194 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 116

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5/19 7p.m.

Pickens has 39 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

he State of Georgia has 38,855 cases of COVID-19, including 1,675 deaths and 7,076 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 64 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 132 cases, including 15 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 194 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 116

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5/19 12 p.m.

Pickens has 38 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

he State of Georgia has 38,624 cases of COVID-19, including 1,649 deaths and 7,002 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 62 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 129 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 189 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 112

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5/18 7p.m

Pickens has 38 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

he State of Georgia has 38,283 cases of COVID-19, including 1,649 deaths and 6,992 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 61 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 128 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 188 cases, and seven deaths including a 90+ year-old woman, a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 111

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5/18 12p.m.

Pickens has 35 cases, including three deaths: a 72-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and 77-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 37,910 cases of COVID-19, including 1,612 deaths and 6,864 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 60 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 128 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 180 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 110

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5/15 12 p.m.

Pickens has 35 cases, including three deaths: a 77-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 36,681 cases of COVID-19, including 1,557 deaths and 6,438 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 58 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 125 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 176, including six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 106, including one death: a 58-year-old man with underlying health issues.

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5/14 12 p.m.

Pickens has 37 cases, including three deaths: a 77-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 35,858 cases of COVID-19, including 1,527 deaths and 6,345 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 55 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 123 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 175, including six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 106, including one death: a 58-year-old man with underlying health issues.

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5/13 12 p.m.

Pickens has 36 cases, including three deaths: a 77-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 35,427 cases of COVID-19, including 1,517 deaths and 6,308 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 53 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 124 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 173 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 102, including one death: a 58-year-old man with underlying health issues.

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5/13 12p.m.

Pickens has 36 cases, including three deaths: a 77-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 35,245 cases of COVID-19, including 1,493 deaths and 6,228 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 49 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 124 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 171 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 100

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5/12 12 p.m.

Pickens has 33 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 34,002 cases of COVID-19, including 1,444 deaths and 6,036 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 47 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 124 cases, including 16 deaths: a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 157 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 98

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5/11 12p.m.

Pickens has 33 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 33,833 cases of COVID-19, including 1,405 deaths and 6,001 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 47 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 122 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 152 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 97

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5/10 12p.m.

Pickens has 33 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 32,969 cases of COVID-19, including 1,404 deaths and 5,994 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 47 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 121 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 152 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 97

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5/9 7p.m.

Pickens has 33 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 32,568 cases of COVID-19, including 1,401 deaths and 5,988 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 46 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 121 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 149 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 95

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5/7 12p.m.

Pickens has 32 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 32,497 cases of COVID-19, including 1,400 deaths and 5,981 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 46 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 121 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 141 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 91

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5/8 7p.m.

Pickens has 32 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 32,179 cases of COVID-19, including 1,399 deaths and 5,974 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 45 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 121 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old womand, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and onestaff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 140 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 89

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Pickens has 32 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 32,078 cases of COVID-19, including 1,362 deaths and 5,916 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 42 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 121 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old womand, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and onestaff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 139 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 89

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5/7 7p.m.

Pickens has 31 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 31,594 cases of COVID-19, including 1,352 deaths and 5,866 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 41 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 120 cases, including 15 deaths: an 85-year old womand, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and one staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

Whitfield: 140 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 89

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5/7 12p.m.

Pickens has 31 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 31,309 cases of COVID-19, including 1,336 deaths and 5,816 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 37 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 120 cases, including 14 deaths: an 85-year old womand, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and onestaff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 137 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 83

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5/6

Pickens has 30 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 50 residents.

The State of Georgia has 30,562 cases of COVID-19, including 1,305 deaths and 5,709 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 35 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 117 cases, including 13 deaths: an 86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had nine deaths, 52 patients tested positive and onestaff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 67 residents.

Whitfield: 134 cases, and six deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, an 81-year old woman and 75-year-old man all with underlying health issues and a 77-year old woman but it was not clear if she had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 83

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5/3 8:48 p.m.

Pickens has 29 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 28,671 cases of COVID-19, including 1,181 deaths and 5,407 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 33 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 113 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 120 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 73

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5/3 4:54 p.m.

Pickens has 27 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 28,602 cases of COVID-19, including 1,177 deaths and 5,393 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 33 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 113 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 119 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 73

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5/2 7p.m.

Pickens has 27 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 28,332 cases of COVID-19, including 1,174 deaths and 5,389 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 33 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 113 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 118 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 73

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5/2 12 p.m.

Pickens has 27 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 28,183 cases of COVID-19, including 1,171 deaths and 5,350 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 33 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 113 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 118 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 73

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5/1 7p.m

Pickens has 25 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 27,492 cases of COVID-19, including 1,165 deaths and 5,307 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 32 cases, including one death.  According the the Georgia Department of Health website, an 83-year-old man with chronic health conditions died.

Gordon has 113 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 111 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 69

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5/1 12p.m.

Pickens has 26 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 27,023 cases of COVID-19, including 1,140 deaths and 5,218 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 31 cases.

Gordon has 92 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 105 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 69

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4/30 7 p.m.

Pickens has 26 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 26,260 cases of COVID-19, including 1,132 deaths and 5,190 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 31 cases.

Gordon has 92 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 103 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 68

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4/30 noon

Pickens has 26 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 26,033 cases of COVID-19, including 1,107 deaths and 5,110 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 31 cases.

Gordon has 92 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 96 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 67

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4/29 7 p.m.

Pickens has 26 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 25,651 cases of COVID-19, including 1,098 deaths and 5,078 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 29 cases.

Gordon has 89 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 79 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 64

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4/29 noon

Pickens has 26 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 25,274 cases of COVID-19, including 1,052 deaths and 4,948 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 27 cases.

Gordon has 86 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 76 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 57

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4/28 7p.m.

Pickens has 23 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 24,844 cases of COVID-19, including 1,036 deaths and 4,896 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 26 cases.

Gordon has 85 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 75 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 53

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4/28 noon

Pickens has 24 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 24,579 cases of COVID-19, including 1,022 deaths and 4,611 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 26 cases.

Gordon has 82 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 73 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 54

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4/27 7p.m.

The State of Georgia has 24,219 cases of COVID-19, including 994 deaths and 4,566 hospitalizations.

Pickens has 21 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

In local counties:

Murray has 25 cases.

Gordon has 81 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 69 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 54

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4/27 noon

Pickens has 21 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 23,773 cases of COVID-19, including 942 deaths and 4,433 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 24 cases.

Gordon has 81 cases, including 12 deaths: an 89-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman, both with underlaying health issues became the latest COVID-19 victims. Others include a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 67 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 47

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4/26 7p.m.

Pickens has 21 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 23,481 cases of COVID-19, including 916 deaths and 4,377 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 24 cases.

Gordon has 81 cases, including 10 deaths: a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

Whitfield: 63 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 46

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4/26 noon

Pickens has 21 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 23,401 cases of COVID-19, including 912 deaths and 4,359 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 24 cases.

Gordon has 81 cases, including 10 deaths: a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 63 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 46

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4/21

Pickens has 20 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Pruithealth, 1350 East Church St., Jasper has one resident and two staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 52 residents.

The State of Georgia has 22,147 cases of COVID-19, including 892 deaths and 4,221 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 19 cases.

Gordon has 73 cases, including 10 deaths: a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Calhoun Health Care, 1387 Highway 41 North, Calhoun has had five deaths, 23 patients tested positive and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home has 69 residents.

Whitfield: 60 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1212 Broadrick Dr., Dalton has one staff member who has tested positive. The facility has 90 residents.

Gilmer: 29

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4/23

Pickens has 19 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 21,512 cases of COVID-19, including 872 deaths and 4,069 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 19 cases.

Gordon has 70 cases, including seven deaths: a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 59 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 25

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4/21 noon

Pickens has 18 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 19,881 cases of COVID-19, including 799 deaths and 3,779 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 19 cases.

Gordon has 66 cases, including six deaths: a 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.–

Whitfield: 46 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 18

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4/20

Pickens has 18 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 18,947 cases of COVID-19, including 733 deaths and 3,550 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 18 cases.

Gordon has 66 cases, including six deaths: a 70-year-old woman, a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.–

Whitfield: 44 cases, and four deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues and 75-year-old man but it was not clear if he had underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 14

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4/19

Pickens has 18 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 18,157 cases of COVID-19, including 681 deaths and 3,426 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 18 cases.

Gordon has 64 cases, including five deaths: a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 43 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 12

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4/18

Pickens has 18 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 17,841 cases of COVID-19, including 677 deaths and 3,447 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 18 cases.

Gordon has 64 cases, including five deaths: a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 43 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 11

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4/17

Pickens has 18 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 58; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 17,432 cases of COVID-19, including 668 deaths and 3,395 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 18 cases.

Gordon has 58 cases, including five deaths: a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 43 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 11

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Previously

Pickens has 16 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 17,432 cases of COVID-19, including 668 deaths and 3,395 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 18 cases.

Gordon has 55 cases, including five deaths: a 69-year-old man, 70-year-old woman,  a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A 93-year-old woman also died, but it is unclear if she had underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 41 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 10

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4/15 7 p.m.

Pickens has 14 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

The State of Georgia has 15,260 cases of COVID-19, including 576 deaths and 3,006 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 17 cases.

Gordon has 48 cases.

Whitfield: 32 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 7

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UPDATE: 14 confirmed cases and two deaths due to COVID-19

The State of Georgia has 14,987 cases of COVID-19, including 552 deaths and 2,922 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 17 cases.

Gordon has 46 cases with three deaths: a 69-year-old man, 78-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman, all with underlying health issues.

Pickens has 14 cases, including two deaths: a 70-year-old man and 76-year-old man, both with underlying health issues. Gordon: 35; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 31 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 7

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Previously

The State of Georgia has 12,545 cases of COVID-19, including 442 deaths and 2,516 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 14 cases.

Gordon has 37 cases.

Whitfield: 24 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 7

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4/12 noon

The State of Georgia has 12,452 cases of COVID-19, including 433 deaths and 2,506 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 14 cases.

Whitfield: 24 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 6

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4/11

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The State of Georgia has 12,261 cases of COVID-19, including 432 deaths and 2,491 hospitalizations.

In local counties:

Murray has 14 cases.

Gordon: 33; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 24 cases, and three deaths including a 93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all with underlying health issues.

Gilmer: 6

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Previously

Local counties

Gordon: 27; three deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 21, three deaths-93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all  with underlying health issues.

Fannin: 9

Gilmer: 4

Overall, Georgia has 10,885 cases, 2,298 hospitalized, and 412 deaths from COVID-19.

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

Gordon: 26; 3 deaths: 78-year-old male with underlying health issues, a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 69-year-old male with underlying health issues.

Whitfield: 20, three deaths-93-year-old man, 81-year old man and 78-year-old man all  with underlying health issues.

Fannin: 9

Gilmer: 4

Pickens: 10; 2 deaths-76-year-old woman with underlying health issues and a 70-year-old-man with underlying health issues.

Overall, Georgia has 10,189 cases, 2.082 hospitalized, and 369 deaths from COVID-19.

There has been two Covid-19 related death reported in Pickens County. You can read about this case by clicking the link: Pickens County Woman Has Died Due To Covid-19

Fetch Your News has chosen to report on cases confirmed by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) only. These reports may not reflect real-time spread as the laboratories processing COVID-19 tests are reportedly backlogged by several days. Fetch Your News is also reaching out to local sources to confirm positive cases before writing articles on the subject.

UPDATE : Four Confirmed Cases

There are now four confirmed cases in COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Health, up from two this morning. So far, the state of Georgia has 800 cases and 26 deaths, as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The website updates at noon and 7 p.m. daily.

There are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pickens County, according to the Georgia Department of Health, up from two this morning. So far, the state of Georgia has 800 cases and 26 deaths, as of 7 p.m. Monday, March 23. The website updates at noon and 7 p.m. daily.

Previous story

There are now two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pickens County. One is a male currently quarantined in an undisclosed hospital while a female is quarantined at home, according to Rob Jones, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Pickens County.

The unidentified man works part-time at Mountain Education Charter High School. He was last on site was March 9. Jones said he has been updated on the situation and the man was not around any students.

“He worked one-and-half hours to three hours in the evenings,” he said.

Jones said there are no plans to change how the county is dealing with the Coronavirus.

“We’ve had pandemic guidelines since 2007, when Avian flu came out,” he said. The guidelines were created by health and government officials and guide officials on what steps should be taken. Jones said they are periodically updated.

Currently, all government offices are closed to the public. The courthouse remains open, but visitors must disinfect prior to entering.

Jones said they have cancelled some meetings and holding special called meetings. The Board of Commissioners are meeting for a work

twp confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pickens County

Facebook post informing the public of one of the cases of COVID-19 made by Mountain Education Charter School. They noted the mistake in the date.

session on Thursday at 10 a.m. He intends to call for a special called meeting at the same time, in order to handle some zoning cases.

“It is open to the public,” Jones said. “Legally, we have to have it open or we’re in violation of Sunshine Laws.”

Jones said they have trimmed the meetings down to just business, eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Nor will they take questions from the public, trimming the meeting down to an estimated 10 minutes. Those attending the meeting should enter through the side door directly into the meeting room.

“Residents can call us at the office,” he said. Jones added that the two cases are cause for concern, but the biggest concern is those who don’t know they have it.

For previous coverage, read here.

Post from Mountain Education Charter High School

According to a post on the school’s website, the employee was last on site was March 9 and reminded those who may have been in contact to follow the standard precautions for 14 days. The site will be thoroughly cleaned before students or staff are allowed back.

Pickens Mountain Education Charger High School is a school that serves students who do not strive in traditional class settings. Classes are held at night and are self-paced. They will continue on-line learning Monday through Thursday from 4-9 p.m. Only current students can access the online learning platform. They are not taking any students currently.

two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pickens

There are now two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pickens County, including a part-time employee at Mountain Education Charter School

Mountain Education Charter High School learned earlier today that a central office employee was tested for the Coronavirus. Results from the test can take up to 72 hours and we will inform everyone as we get more information. Please understand that this is NOT a confirmed case of the virus. All MECHS employees were informed to stay home and keep their distance from parents, grandparents, and elderly populations until the test results come back. This is not a time for panic, but a time for wisdom. Be smart, keep your distance from other people, wash your hands religiously, and monitor yourself and children for any symptoms. Working together as a community, we can minimize the effects of the virus. Once we learn the results of the test, a decision on what school will look like for the next 3 weeks will be made and passed on to you. MECHS will send additional information via REMIND messages and post updates to our website.According to a post from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, they were made aware of a confirmed case from a staff member of the Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School for COVID-19.

To see the post, click here.

Follow the Georgia Department of Health’s updated data here.

Kemp opens bars and renews state of emergency

State & National
bars

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 the lifting of each restriction.

May 31 Openings

  • Overnight Summer Camps

June 1 Openings

  • Gatherings of 25 people will be allowed – if the area meets space requirements
  • Bars
  • Night Clubs
  • Professional Sports
  • Amateur Sports

June 12 Openings

  • Amusement Parks
  • Water Parks

Georgia will not mandate citizens to wear masks, but Kemp highly encourages everyone to wear masks in crowded areas and public places.

66 percent of nursing home residents have been tested for COVID-19. On June 1, the Department of Public Health will move to once-daily updates of coronavirus numbers.

Operation changes to COVID-19 specimen collection sites

Health, Lifestyle
specimen collection sites

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) will continue to operate 136 specimen collection sites throughout the state, and encourages Georgians wanting to be tested for COVID-19 to contact their local health department to schedule an appointment.

During the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia National Guard and Augusta University joined DPH in its testing efforts by providing a web-based screening and scheduling platform and additional specimen collection sites. To date, more than 44,000 people have been tested at AU Health and partnered sites.

“This partnership with the Guard and Augusta University was invaluable to the COVID-19 response in Georgia,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner. “We are grateful for their service to all Georgians, and for the support and capacity they provided DPH to increase testing for COVID-19.”

The Guard will continue to provide staffing and logistical help at DPH specimen collection sites, as well as its mission of assisting DPH with testing residents and staff in long-term care facilities. Augusta University will provide ongoing specimen collections at its two sites in the Augusta area; Christenberry Fieldhouse in Augusta and Patriot’s Park in Columbia County.

COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians, whether they have symptoms or not. Individuals wanting to be tested should contact their local health department to schedule an appointment at a location convenient to them. Contact information for local health departments and specimen collection sites can be found on the DPH website at dph.ga.gov. People can also use the AU Health ExpressCare app or call the hotline at 706-721-1852 to be scheduled at a DPH or AU Health-operated location.

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Free COVID-19 Testing in North GA Memorial Day Weekend

Health, Lifestyle

Pickens Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

Community, News

Pickens County School District was notified today that an employee of the district received a positive
diagnosis for COVID-19. The employee participated in a voluntary testing opportunity at a drive-thru
testing site last week even though they had no symptoms at the time of the test nor do they have any
symptoms currently.

The employee who tested positive works for the transportation department and drove the bus to Tate
Elementary School to assist with distributing meals. The individual was wearing a mask and gloves per
our district protocol while distributing food to families.

This individual also attended graduation as a guest last Wednesday and school administration has
reached out to families who were present at similar times. Due to procedures and protocols in place,
health officials do not feel there are any immediate health concerns for guests.

Out of an abundance of caution and in adherence with CDC and the Department of Public Health (DPH)
guidelines, employees who were in direct contact for longer than 10 minutes are quarantining
themselves and monitoring for symptoms.

The district will remain transparent with our families and we will continue to take necessary precautions
in order to maintain the health and safety of our students, their families, and our staff. If you have
questions or concerns about your health, contact your medical provider or the local health department.
Also, the DPH COVID-19 hotline number is (844) 442-2681.

Media Contact:
Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations
[email protected]
706-253-1700 ext. 328

News from Pickens Chamber – Governor Kemp’s updates on the state’s response to COVID-19.

Community, Pickens County Chamber

pickens chamber

Governor Kemp’s updates on the
state’s response to COVID-19.
Here are a few relevant highlights:
  • Governor Kemp extended the executive order keeping live performance venues, bars, and nightclubs closed through May 31, 2020. The continued closure of government-operated public swimming pools was not extended in this order.
  • Regarding the safe reopening of state agencies, the Department of Administrative Services is taking the lead.
  • Guidance will be issued to employees, contractors and constituents – and more detailed announcements will be made in the coming days on how the state will be phasing into limited, in-person operations at state agencies.
  • All Georgians must continue to follow social distancing, and gatherings of more than 10 people remain banned unless a space of least six feet can be maintained between each person.
  • The gatherings ban applies to all non-critical infrastructure businesses, local governments, and organizations of all types, including social groups, informal get-togethers, and recreational sports, just to name a few.
  • The list of requirements for non-critical infrastructure has been extended to also include a 22nd provision regarding those establishments that use volunteers. The list has been updated in Category 3 here.
  • Do not put off health care appointments. Please follow a regular screening and vaccination schedule to stay healthy.
  • Georgians and visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings in public, per CDC recommendations.
  •  Additionally, COVID-19 testing is available for all Georgians, regardless of whether you have coronavirus symptoms. Anyone can call their local health department to get scheduled for testing. They can also download the Augusta University ExpressCare app, visit augustahealth.org, or call (706) 721-1852.
Click here to see the entire Executive Order.
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce 500 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Jasper, GA
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce | 500 Veterans Memorial Blvd.Jasper, GA 30143

 

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

Health, Press Release
remdesivir

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 used to treat hospitalized patients with serious symptoms caused by COVID-19 like low oxygen levels or pneumonia. It has been found to shorten the duration of disease in patients being treated in inpatient hospital settings.

Remdesivir is given intravenously (IV) and decreases the amount of coronavirus in the body, helping patients recover faster.

The distribution plan for Remdesivir in Georgia was developed by DPH leadership, including district health directors and emergency preparedness staff, in accordance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for its use. It is based on the number of patients on ventilators, the most severely ill, and clinical best practices.

Georgia hospitals receiving Remdesivir reported 10 or more COVID-19 positive patients on ventilators, in addition to patients currently being treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a machine that takes over the work of the heart and lungs. These criteria are subject to change based on the availability of Remdesivir and
the development of patient care at hospital facilities across the state.

The following hospitals are receiving Remdesivir; Tift Regional Medical Center, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Grady Health System, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Augusta University Medical Center.

“DPH is pleased to have the opportunity to share this promising treatment with hospitals on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH commissioner. “While this drug is not a cure for COVID-19, getting it into the hospitals and improving patient outcomes is moving in the right direction.”

Georgia has received a second, much larger allotment of Remdesivir. DPH is surveying hospitals statewide over the weekend to determine need. This second allotment will be distributed next week.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. committed to supplying approximately 607,000 vials of the experimental drug over the next six weeks to treat an estimated 78,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients under an emergency use agreement (EUA). The donation to the United States is part of 1.5 million vials of Remdesivir the company is donating worldwide.

Remdesivir has not been approved by the FDA for widespread use because it is considered investigational, and it is still being studied. Remdesivir was originally developed for use against Ebola. Clinical trials for Remdesivir were done in Georgia at Emory University Hospital.

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and @GovKemp on Twitter, and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook

FREE COVID-19 Testing at Pop-Up Sites in North Georgia Continues Next Week

Community

NORTH GA – Now that many North Georgians have been tested through Pop-Up COVID-19
Testing sites by public health in Fannin, Pickens and Murray counties, even more opportunities
for testing at these sites will be offered next week.

Public health COVID-19 testing is FREE; however, anyone wanting to be tested at these sites
must first call to register and arrange an appointment at 1-888-881-1474.

The times and locations for the Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing sites next week are:

• Fannin County: Tuesday, May 19th, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M., Blue Ridge United Methodist
Church, 235 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

• Pickens County: Wednesday, May 20th, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M., Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
1036 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143

• Murray County: Thursday, May 21st, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M., Murray County Parks and
Recreation Department, 651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

All Georgians can be tested now for COVID-19; however, health officials in North Georgia
especially urge these groups to access this free service:

• Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, such as:
– Fever

– Felt feverish

– Runny nose

– Cough

– Muscle aches

 

– Chills

– Sore throat

– Nausea or vomiting

– Abdominal pain

– Loss of taste

 

– Loss of smell

– Headache

– Shortness of breath

– Diarrhea

– Other

 

• Anyone who is one of the following, regardless of symptoms:

– Health care worker

– First responder

– Law enforcement officer

 

– Resident or worker in a long-term care facility

– Resident or worker in a congregate setting

– Critical infrastructure employee, such as a grocery store worker

 

More information about COVID-19 and testing in Georgia can be found at bit.ly/COVID-Updates-
NorthGA.

District Implements Increased Screening Procedures for Building Entry

Community, Dragon's Corner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 15, 2020

District Implements Increased Screening Procedures for Building Entry

Pickens High School Reopened

Pickens High School was closed earlier in the week for detailed cleaning due to an employee
accessing the building while awaiting test results for COVID-19. It was determined later the
same day that the employee tested positive although asymptomatic. The school has now been
sanitized.

The district has intensified its procedures for employees and visitors who wish to enter any
building, including schools. All individuals will be required to answer a questionnaire posted on
the front door of each building, as well as sign-in and out if they meet entry requirements.
Hand sanitizing stations have been set-up at the entrances as well. Additionally, notification of
these procedures has been sent out through email to all staff.
Graduation activities will continue to take place at Dragon Stadium provided the weather
cooperates Friday evening and Saturday. Volunteers and staff members will be available to
assist families and graduates. The PHS Welcome Center will have specific directions when you
arrive on campus.

The school district appreciates the support of its stakeholders during this time. The district will
continue to adhere to health and safety precautions and guidance provided by the Department
of Public Health and CDC in order to protect our students, their families, and our staff.

Media Contact:
Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations
[email protected]
706-253-1700 ext. 328

Pickens County Schools Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Community, Dragon's Corner

Pickens County School District was notified this evening that an employee of Pickens High
School, who was in the building today, has since received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.
Out of an abundance of caution, the district has immediately closed the building for extensive
cleaning and will continue to follow guidance from the Department of Public Health and the
CDC.

Graduation activities scheduled for this week will continue as planned. Although the staff
member was not in the area planned for filming, the location of the graduation ceremony has
been moved to a different section of the PHS campus and not in the main facility. We have
multiple locations on campus where filming can take place if needed. Graduates, families and
guests will receive specific directions regarding the location through Infinite Campus messenger
and email, as well as at the Welcome Center upon arrival.
Volunteers and staff members will be available to assist families and graduates. The district will
continue to be vigilant in following necessary precautions in order to maintain the health and
safety of our students, their families, and our staff.

Media Contact:
Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations
[email protected]

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