The response committee will meet with UGA President Jere Morehead, leaders of the Medical Oversight Task Force (MOTF) and the Preventative Measures Task Force (PMTF) on Monday, July 26th to address questions and concerns from the UGA community before the start of the new school year, which begins on August 18th.
Meanwhile, Covid cases in Athens are on the rise. Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 16 new cases in Clarke county, putting the seven-day average of positive cases at nearly 11. This can be compared to this day last month, June 22nd, when the county saw 3 new cases, and the 7-day moving average was 2.3.
In the last two weeks, Clarke County reported 101 positive cases per 100,000 residents.
Comparatively, Oconee County had 84 cases, 103 in Madison County, and Jackson County reported the most cases per 100,000 residents at 162
More information about UGA"s response to COVID-19 can be found at CORONAVIRUS dot UGA dot EDU https://coronavirus.uga.edu/
WUGA's Jessica Wurst reports.