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The CDC has listed Oconee, Barrow, and Jackson counties as high risk for community transmission of COVID-19.

The classification is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 people during a one-week period and the percentage of positive tests in a week.

Oconee County cases have decreased by almost 40 percent while the percent positivity rate has remained high at nine percent.

Oglethorpe County cases have remained steady while the positivity rate has increased slightly at seven percent.

UGA Today

One University of Georgia researcher is helping to keep track of COVID-19 cases by studying thousands of individuals at a time.

Dr. Erin Lipp is a professor of Environmental Health Science in UGA’s College of Public Health. She explains how wastewater-based epidemiology works.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending a moratorium on evictions for another three months.

The current moratorium was set to expire at the end of March, but CDC director Rochelle Walensky extended the expiration date to June 30th in an order released today. In a statement, Walensky called keeping people in their homes and out of homeless shelters a “key step” in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Insurance Price Break Thanks to COVID Relief Bill

Mar 29, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the price break for health insurance plans purchased through the federal health exchange, thanks to the COVID relief bill.


The University of Georgia just announced the creation of the John Huland Carmical Sports Media Institute.

Yesterday, the University announced the expansion of the sports media education program with the new Carmical Sports Media Institute, which will be housed in Grady College. According to a press release, President Jere Morehead said the institute will sustain the University's efforts to "provide educational opportunities in sports media to young people across Georgia."