Jeff Dantre

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Three UGA faculty members - J. Marshall Shepherd, Mary Ann Moran and Gregory H. Robinson - have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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J. Marshall Shepherd, Mary Ann Moran and Gregory H. Robinson elected by peers for contributions to research

Georgia’s legal community is getting ready to compete to see who can collect the most money to help stock the state’s food banks.

The 10th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy kicks off Monday and runs through April 30. The campaign went fully virtual last year amid concerns about the coronavirus and is virtual again this year, with lawyers only raising money rather than also collecting food.

Students, staff, and faculty at the University of Georgia will soon be offered the COVID-19 vaccine based on an order of eligibility. The University health center will issue invitations to receive the vaccine following the governor’s announcement that everyone in the state over 16 will be able to receive a shot starting today. The first invitation for vaccination will be for those who have medical conditions that put them at greater risk from COVID-19.

Five inmates at the Athens-Clarke County Jail are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Clarke County Sheriff John Williams says that no inmates at the facility have had the virus prior to these cases. 

The sheriff said jail staff are working to keep the virus cases under control. Some areas of the jail are in lockdown to prevent movement and possible cross-contamination. Williams says the jail has a contract though the county to provide cleaning and sanitizing…which has been ongoing.

Students in Clarke County Schools will continue virtual learning for the foreseeable future. WUGA’s Jeff Dantre reports on the school district’s decision to keep classrooms closed for now.