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When Normal Worries Turn Into Something More

Jun 1, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more cases of severe anxiety in Georgia, and how to know when normal worries turn into something more.

Local Emergency Order and curfew in Athens as ACC Government closes access to downtown. That curfew is in effect from 9 pm Sunday, May 31, 2020 through 5 am Monday, June 1, 2020.


WHEREAS, concerned individuals in communities across the nation have gathered to honor the life of George Floyd, demand justice for his death, and march in solidarity; and

WHEREAS, community leaders across the nation have urged peaceful assemblies to ensure the lawful exercise of citizens’ constitutional rights; and

The UGA Office of Government Relations is working with the ACC government on encouraging UGA students to fill out their online Census noting Athens as their place of residence while in college.

It is critically important that off-campus students fill out the online Census for their Athens address rather than their parents' address to ensure that this area receives federal funding that supports college students including healthcare and financial aid resources.

Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Governor Brian Kemp signing a new executive order Thursday easing restrictions as the state continues to reopen in the COVID-19 pandemic.

That new Executive Order by the governor continues the State of Emergency through July 12, and requires Georgians 65 and older or medically fragile to continue to shelter-in-place until June 12, with exceptions for necessary activities. The measure also allows the reopening of bars and nightclubs.

UGA Announces Three Step Plan to Reopen University

May 28, 2020
Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA

President Jere Morehead outlined the University of Georgia’s plans to reopen throughout the upcoming summer and fall in a memo sent to the University’s faculty and staff on Thursday afternoon. The plan, which is separated into three phases, will begin taking effect on June 15th.