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.

Free COVID-19 Testing in North GA Memorial Day Weekend

Health, Lifestyle

Pickens Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

Community, News
Pickens County Schools

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
destinishope@pickenscountyschools.org
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

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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.

UPDATE 5/28 12p.m.: Pickens COVID-19 cases remain unchanged

Community, News

Jasper, Ga. -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

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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

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.

 

4/11

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.

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

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.

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.

District Implements Increased Screening Procedures for Building Entry

Community, Dragon's Corner
pickens high school

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
destinishope@pickenscountyschools.org
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
destinishope@pickenscountyschools.org

Kemp changes restaurant and childcare restrictions

Announcements, State & National
childcare

ATLANTA, Ga – On May 12, Gov. Brian Kemp continued to ease restrictions on certain industries – restaurants and childcare – to assist Ga businesses as the state returns to normal.

Childcare facilities now can operate with up to 20 children in a classroom instead of 10 as long as the instructor-to-child ratio is maintained. Departments of Early Care and Learning and Public Health reportedly okayed this expansion and ensured it could be accomplished safely.

Many parents in Ga are returning to work and have encountered difficulty finding childcare services.

“Childcare facilities must continue to adhere to thirteen minimum, mandatory criteria to be able to operate, including strict screening procedures and sanitation mandates for frequently touched items and surfaces. In that same vein, countless families have reached out to my office to discuss how summer camps can safely operate as we battle the spread of COVID-19,” Kemp explained.

Summer day camps have also received the okay to open on May 14 if facilities can meet the 32 requirements developed by the Department of Public Health, constituents, and summer camp operators. The CDC has yet to weigh in on the criteria, but Kemp appeared confident that their plan would move forward.

However, overnight camps are still closed, but eventually, these facilities might be able to open under a case by case basis.

As for restaurants, those who have already opened or considering opening can now allow up to 10 patrons per 300 sq. feet and seat groups of 10. Previously the maximum number at a table was six.

Kemp praised the food industry, “Throughout this pandemic, our restaurant owners and their employees have done a remarkable job in keeping local families fed. These hardworking Georgians have followed the rules, doing the right thing, even when it wasn’t easy.”

Live performance venues, bars, and nightclubs must remain closed through May 31, 2020.

The social distancing and gathering ban on more than 10 people are still in effect unless six feet of separation is possible. The ban applied 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. Georgians can expect these protocols to last through at least the end of the month.

“We continue to strongly encourage people to wear face coverings when out in public, and we thank everyone for their willingness to do the right thing,” Kemp added. “The shelter in place provision for medically fragile and Georgians aged 65 and older remains in effect through June 12, 2020.”

Starting on May 18, state agencies will begin transitioning back into in-office services.

As of noon today, Georgia has received its first shipment of Remdesivir from the federal government – thirty cases with forty vials of the drug per case. The Department of Public Health will determine how it will be distributed.

Nursing Home Testing

Georgia’s National Guard has tested 46% of all nursing home residents and 24% of staff at those facilities. However, an estimated 46,000 people who still need to be tested. In total, the Guard has tested 142 nursing homes. The National Guard will continue to test everyone at these facilities until they reach 100 percent.

The press conference did address the re-testing of facilities is new cases are found after the initial testing. Department of Community Health releases daily updates on the status of COVID-19 in nursing homes across Ga.

“As we aggressively test more nursing homes and long-term care facilities, we may see a sharper increase in positive test results. By doing this, it will allow medical providers to intervene earlier and try to mitigate adverse outcomes among vulnerable Georgians. Right now, nursing home, assisted living, and personal care home residents and staff make up 18.5% of our total positive cases, and 49% of total deaths involve nursing home, assisted living, and personal care home residents. We ask everyone to continue to protect the elderly and medically fragile, and we will continue to work around the clock to ensure quick, convenient testing is available for all Georgians,” Kemp explained.

Anyone in Ga can now be tested for COVID-19 either through their local health departments or by downloading the Augusta University ExpressCare app, visit augustahealth.org, or call (706) 721-1852.

“With nearly 250 staff in the field today, the Department of Public Health is making progress. Under the leadership of Dr. Toomey, DPH plans to have 1,000 staff deployed in the coming weeks. To streamline contact tracing across the state, we are rolling out a new online monitoring tool – the Healthy Georgia Collaborative – which allows Georgians to identify contacts and monitor symptoms. Health data remains completely confidential. This monitoring tool does not collect any data other than what is entered by the contact. This is how the process works: residents who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by trained public health staff, who will work with that individual to recall anyone that they might’ve had close contact with while infectious. Those contacts will then be interviewed by DPH to help us map and isolate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state. If you are contacted by DPH staff, we strongly encourage you to participate in the contact tracing program,” Kemp said about contact tracing.

The governor also urged anyone who needs to visit their doctor for regular appointments or concerns outside of COVID-19 to please do so. Doctors’ offices and emergency rooms have protocols in place to prevent individuals from contracting the virus. Now is not a time to gamble with anyone’s health to avoid COVID-19.

Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 testing available to all Georgians

Press Release
testing

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week.

“This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said Toomey. “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hotspots of infection and how best to mitigate them.”

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs –  locations and hours vary daily.

Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them. Contact information for local health departments can be found on the DPH homepage at

https://dph.georgia.gov/.

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.

Shelter in Place order extended for medically fragile until June 12

Press Release, State & National
shelter in place

ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 which extends the medically fragile shelter in place and the Public Health State of Emergency until June 12.

The entire statement from the governor is below:

“Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, I am urging Georgians to continue to stay home whenever possible. I want to thank the people of our great state who heeded public health advice, afforded us time to bolster our healthcare infrastructure, and flattened the curve. We were successful in these efforts, but the fight is far from over.

“In accordance with our executive orders, businesses across the Peach State must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe through May 13, 2020. Those rules vary by business type for a measured, health-driven approach.

“The health and well-being of Georgians are my top priorities, and my decisions are based on data and advice from health officials. I will do what is necessary to protect the lives – and livelihoods – of our people. I will formally extend our public health state of emergency through June 12, 2020, to continue enhanced testing across Georgia, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations in every region.

“To protect vulnerable populations, I will sign an order today requiring medically fragile and elderly Georgians to continue to shelter in place through June 12, 2020. In addition, I will order long-term care facilities – including nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, and similar community living homes – to utilize enhanced infection control protocols, ensure safer living conditions, and protect residents and staff from coronavirus exposure.

“Together, we will defeat this virus and emerge stronger. Thank you, and God Bless.”

Click here to view a video message from the Governor.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to flyover Atlanta on Saturday

Announcements, State & National

ATLANTA, Ga – The Blue Angels and Thunderbird flyover on May 2 is in support of the state’s frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

It will begin over Marietta at 1:35 p.m. and last 25 minutes, ending at 2 p.m. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flight path will take them over Buckhead, Sandy Springs,  up to Roswell. The formations will then turn to the south over downtown, Atlanta airport, Fayetteville, and Peachtree City.

Residents are asked to safely view the flyover from their home-quarantine and to refrain from traveling. Social distancing should also be practiced.

Flight path for May 2.

These times are subject to change.

“America Strong is a way for both teams to show appreciation to the thousands of doctors, nurses, first responders, and essential workers out there serving on the frontline day-in and day-out,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader for the flyover. “This is an extraordinary and unprecedented time but we will get through this. We are all in this together.”

A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and 6 F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these flyovers as a collaborative salute to healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This mission, the second of several planned over the coming weeks, is the culmination of more than a month of planning and coordination between the two teams and numerous city and government offices.

The teams welcome and encourage viewers to tag the demonstration teams at @AFThunderbirds and @BlueAngels the flyover on social media with the hashtag #AmericaStrong and #Inthistogether.

For photos and video for America Strong, visit, https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/americastrong.

For more information on the Blue Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com.

Free COVID – 19 Testing in North GA

Community, Health
pickens chamber

Free Covid Testing

Georgia Dept. of Labor addresses unemployment options

Press Release, State & National
unemployment

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

“Thanks to Governor Kemp and his support, we were able to issue an emergency rule that increased the earnings exemption amount from $55 to $300 allowing individuals to make $300 a week without reducing their weekly benefit amount,” said Commissioner Butler. “If a business opens back up slowly and their employees are returning to work with reduced hours, employers can continue to file employer-filed partial claims on behalf of their employees.”

Pursuant to the emergency rule issued on March 26, 2020, an individual can make up to $300 per week without reducing their maximum weekly benefit amount, allowing employees to work reduced hours and still qualify for state weekly benefits and the federal $600 weekly supplement.

“As we take measured steps to reopen sectors of our state’s economy, it is vital that we continue to support Georgians trying to re-enter the workforce,” said Governor Kemp. “Commissioner Butler and the Department of Labor are working around the clock to do just that. Their action under historic circumstances will continue to give our state’s workforce viable options to put food on the table for their families as we fight COVID-19 together.”

Employer-filed partial claims account for 75 percent of the state’s 1.1 million claims since March 14. Employers are required to report an individual’s weekly gross wages when certifying on behalf of the employee with the GDOL. These employer-filed partial claims can include full-time and part-time employees, as long as employers are accurately reporting an individual’s weekly wages. An employer’s account will not be charged for claims filed against it for employer-filed partial claims during this time.

“Despite claims to the contrary, returning to work does not automatically eliminate an individual’s state unemployment eligibility,” said Butler. “In fact, we designed this provision to encourage employers to continue to file while returning employees to work to take advantage of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) benefits.”

The rule states that earnings of $300 or less will not affect entitlement to benefits. Any amount over $300 will be deducted from a claimant’s weekly benefit amount, a payment determination based on an employee’s past wages. As long as a claimant is awarded at least $1 in state benefits, he or she is eligible to receive Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), the additional $600 weekly payment.

“This option was created with lower wage employees in mind,” said Butler. “Allowing Georgians to supplement their income by making an additional $300 or so a week while continuing to receive state benefits, and now the federal supplement, will allow them to continue to heal from the economic wounds brought about by COVID-19.”

If a decision is made by an employee to separate from his/her place of employment, the employee has the right to file an individual claim where an eligibility determination will be made based on the facts presented in the case.

“If an employee is concerned about returning to work due to exposure to COVID-19, we are encouraging employees to communicate with their employers on plans to safely return to work,” explained Butler. “We are all working together on getting Georgians back to work in a safe and stable environment.”

Information on filing an individual unemployment claim, details on how employers must file employer-filed partial claims, and resources for other reemployment assistance can be found on the agency’s webpage at www.gdol.ga.gov.

Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers Issues Safety Guidelines for Reopening

Press Release, State & National
Cosmetology

Atlanta, GA – Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers issued guidance for the safe reopening of Georgia’s salons and spas.

“I deeply appreciate the work of Kay Kendrick and the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers to prepare guidelines for implementation by Georgia’s shops and salons,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As we begin the process of safely reopening our economy, it is critical that business owners, operators, and contractors adhere strictly to increased safety and sanitation guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Working together, I am confident that we can get these sectors back online and work to ensure the health and safety of all Georgians.”

“I am very happy that Governor Kemp decided that we can reopen our salons and spas,” said Kay Kendrick, chair of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. “We have 95,000 licensees under our board, most of whom are independent contractors that have no other source of income.

“Under our sanitation laws and rules, we are charged with the responsibility of protecting consumers from the spread of contagious diseases everyday in our salons. By adding the safety guidelines that have been developed by the board and some of our industry leaders in the cosmetology and barber profession, we feel that our professionals will be able to do an even better job of protecting themselves and their clients. I trust that all our professionals will use these guidelines to be safe and protect their clients. “

Salon/shop owners and managers should use the OSHA “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” as a guide for reopening. Below are some of the top-level guidelines for salon and spa operators to follow. The complete list of guidelines will be available here.

Temperature Checks: Salons should consider use of a touchless infrared thermometer to check the temperature of employees each day and of each client who enters the salon/shop.

Screening Questions: Ask each client entering the shop the following questions – Have you had a cough? Have you had a fever? Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days? Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

Limit People In Shops/Salons: Salons/shops should consider seeing clients by appointment only. Salons/shops should consider telephonic or online scheduling. Limit the number of persons in the waiting area of the salon/shop. It is recommended that clients wait outside the salon/shop in their vehicle until the cosmetologist or barber is ready to serve them. It is recommended that persons not being serviced in the salon/shop wait outside the salon/shop.

Maintain Social Distancing: Spacing between persons in the salon should be at least six feet at all times. Salons/shops should consider additional spacing between booths, divider shields, and/or alternate work schedules.

Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Best Practices: Salon/shop employees will be required to wear masks at all times. Salons may want to consider providing masks to clients. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services. Salons/shops should also make use of face shields, gloves, disposable or re-washable capes, smocks, neck strips, etc. These items should be disinfected or disposed of between each client. Employees should should arrive at the salon/shop showered and wearing clean clothing and change clothes before leaving the salon/shop each day. Hand washing with soap and warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds will be required by employees between every client service.

Disinfection: All salons/shops should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to reopening. Disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before the salon/shop was closed. Salons/shops should maintain regular disinfection of all tools, shampoo bowls, pedicure bowls, workstations, treatment rooms, and restrooms. Additionally, salons/shops should remove all unnecessary items (magazines, newspapers, service menus, and any other unnecessary paper products/decor) from reception areas and ensure that these areas and regularly touched surfaces are consistently wiped down, disinfected, and that hand sanitizer is readily available to clients and staff. Avoiding the exchange of cash can help in preventing the spread of the virus, but if this is unavoidable, be sure to wash and sanitize hands well after each transaction. The use of credit/debit transactions is preferred, using touch/swipe/no signature technology.

Administration: Employees who are sick will be expected to stay home. Salon/shop owners/managers should provide training, educational materials, and reinforcement on proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, use of PPE, and other protective behaviors. Ensure break rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and not used for congregating by employees. Be flexible with work schedules/salon hours to reduce the number of people (employees and clients) in salons/shops at all times in order to maintain social distancing.

A full list of these guidelines will be made available on the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers’ website.

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