Several Athens residents expressed concern about the Clarke County School District's COVID-19 response during yesterday's board meeting.
14 residents came forward to discuss the school district's response to the rising COVID-19 cases in Athens. Multiple people, including a healthcare professional, claimed that the district is not following the proper CDC guidelines. "I am very familiar with the CDC guidelines, which are not being followed."
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to surge again, the CEOs of Athens’ two hospitals expressed their frustration during a community conversation today hosted by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.
Piedmont Athens Regional CEO Michael Burnett and Montez Carter, CEO of St. Mary's Health Care, say roughly 90% of patients admitted to their hospitals are unvaccinated. Burnett says the vaccine is effective, yet people are still refusing it -- causing the Piedmont staff to become frustrated.