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This blog will be updated throughout Thursday, April 23, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
6 p.m.: As Georgians begin to leave their homes again, Courtney Kueppers has rounded up some things to keep in mind to keep yourself safe.
1:30 p.m.: Georgia is slated to receive nearly $11 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for elections this year, Mark Niesse reports, and that money could be used for protective gear, high-speed ballot scanners and absentee ballot drop boxes.
10 a.m.: A Fulton County elections employee has died from COVID-19, and a voter registration manager was hospitalized, Mark Niesse reports, slowing the county’s ability to handle a flood of absentee ballot requests for Georgia’s June 9 primary.
9:45: For those wondering what standards Georgia businesses will have to follow in order to open, Stephanie Toone has gathered some general guidelines being considered, and the rules that barbershops and salons will follow once opened.
9 a.m.: DeKalb County has installed a pair of absentee ballot dropboxes, giving voters a contact-free option for submitting their votes ahead of June’s primary election. Tyler Estep has the details.
6 a.m.: President Donald Trump’s opposition to Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to start reopening parts of Georgia’s economy will force Republican candidates to pick between their party’s leader or the state’s top official amid the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Bluestein has the details.
- Social media lit up Wednesday evening after Donald Trump announced his opposition to Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen Georgia businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Five metro Atlanta governments will collectively receive more than $614 million in federal aid to help offset the costs of dealing with coronavirus.
WEDNESDAY’S TOP STORIES
- Georgia confirms 21,102 coronavirus cases, 846 deaths
- A coalition of the state’s largest mosques will remain closed during Ramadan
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continues to urge residents to stay home
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