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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has launched several tutorials to aid claimants with the claim process. Two instructional videos have been posted describing the necessary steps for requesting weekly payments, including both Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Regular State Unemployment Insurance (UI).

WUGA Programming Resumes

Jun 4, 2020
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Due to a power failure at the Georgia Center on the UGA campus, WUGA's programming was interrupted from 10:36 am to 3:48 pm on Thursday. Basic broadcast service has now been restored on our primary frequency, 91.7 FM and the live stream. We are still working to restore 94.5 FM. Thanks for your patience.

County Commissioner Mariah Parker has announced she tested positive for coronavirus. Parker says she is asymptomatic, but infectious. She cautions anyone who spoke to her Sunday, or was near her in the crowd during the protest, to get tested.

According to a post on her Facebook page, she has been ordered to self-isolate for two weeks and medical personnel were unable to determine when she contracted the virus. You can call your healthcare provider or the Northeast Health District COVID-19 testing hotline at 706-340-0966 or the Clarke County Health department at 706-389-6921.

Mayor Kelly Girtz will be hosting the first of two Community Conversations Thursday afternoon at 4 pm. He added the meeting in the wake of Sunday’s protest and ahead of the upcoming march this Saturday.

He will be joined by Police Chief Cleveland Spruill, Manager Blaine Williams and Assistant Manager Deborah London. They will answer questions submitted at www.accgov.com/mayor. You can also email Mayor Gritz at Kelly.girtz@accgov.com.

Georgia’s legislature will resume session on June 15 under an agreement announced by House and Senate leaders on Wednesday. The 40-day legislative session was put on hold in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.