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Kemp, State Officials Give Update on COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Office of Governor Brian Kemp

At 4 PM today, Governor Brian Kemp, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Adjutant General Tom Carden, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson gave an update on Georgia's fight against COVID-19.

Georgia Department of Labor

  In a press release put out on Thursday, May 28th, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the spike in unemployment in Northeast Georgia during April resulted in the highest unemployment rate the region has ever seen. The new unemployment rate of 11.6 percent is a 7.3 percent increase from the number last year, when the rate was reported to be about 3 percent.

Athens To Be Site of a New CVS Drive-Thru Test Site

May 28, 2020

Athens will be the location of one of 23 new CVS testing sites opening in Georgia in the coming days. Located at 795 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606, the testing site will provide self swab tests to individuals who make an appointment online.


In a release sent out by CVS, the company states that the process for testing will meet, “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.”


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he wants to lift more restrictions on businesses as long as people heed coronavirus guidance from officials and public health experts. The Republican governor made the remarks Wednesday, even as state data showed the number of new daily infections trending upward after weeks of decline.

Piedmont Athens Regional

Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital joins others across the state and nation in implementing measures to keep patients and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Thomas Wells is the Regional Medical Director of Primary Care for Athens.