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Yesterday, the University of Georgia announced the return to full in-person instruction for the upcoming fall semester.

Due to the wider availability of vaccines, the University of Georgia will resume normal operations in the fall, including a return to full in-person instruction, full capacity in the residence halls and dining facilities, as well as regular operations for other campus services, according to UGA Today.

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Medical students at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will begin helping administer the COVID-19 vaccine this week through an arrangement with the Clarke County Board of Health.

The medical students will be working at the Department of Public Health COVID-19 testing sites administering the vaccines, monitoring patients for vaccine reactions, and recruiting patients for vaccines.

UGA Sees Slight Decrease in COVID-19 Cases

Oct 28, 2020
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UGA had slightly fewer new cases of COVID-19 than last week with only 64 new cases being reported from October 19th to October 25th. This is the fifth week in a row of less than 100 new cases being reported. 

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Governor Brian Kemp is scheduled to provide a COVID-19 update Wednesday morning. Kemp will be joined by the Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey. According to a media release from the governor’s office, the briefing is scheduled for 9 am Wednesday. 


According to the state health department, Georgia is currently reporting more than 324-thousand cases of coronavirus cases with 7,229 deaths. Clarke County has more than 52-hundred cases and 45 deaths.


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The second vaping-related death has plagued Georgia, prompting the state's Department of Public Heath to issue a public health advisory on the risks of vaping and using e-cigarettes.

“The safety of Georgians is my top priority," said Governor Brian Kemp. "We are asking convenience stores, vape shops, and leaders in communities throughout Georgia to join us in raising awareness.”