Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Georgia COVID-19 cases pass 38K

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There are now 1,642 deaths from COVID-19 and 38,081 confirmed cases
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3:30 p.m.: Eric stirgus reports on Morehouse College's plans to lay off some employees, cut pay of others and institute furloughs to cut its budget amid the pandemic.

2:45 p.m.: Atlanta-based restaurant group Southern Proper Hospitality has closed locations of two of its food and beverage concepts. Yvonne Zusel has the details.

1 p.m.: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is keeping track of reported coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia, as reported by the Department of Public Health. There are now 1,642 deaths from COVID-19 and 38,081 confirmed cases

12:30 p.m.: Is it safe to go to the pool amid coronavirus? Kiersten Willis tells you what the CDC says.

Noon: The DeKalb County Board of Health is launching new COVID-19 testing sites in areas that have been hard hit by the virus. Tyler Estep has the details of where and when.

8:15 a.m.: Memorial Day weekend is upon us, gas is cheap and the open road beckons. So millions of Americans are planning to … shelter in place. At least for now. Transportation reports David Wickert wants to know: Do you plan to travel for the holiday?

6:30 a.m.: Adrianne Murchison reports on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting cities' pet projects, such as widening Hammond Drive and the much-anticipated Alpha Loop trail.

6:30 a.m.: More than 5,400 military service members have contracted it and two have died from it, according to the U.S. Defense Department. Ahead of Memorial Day, Jeremy Redmon has the story on how the coronavirus is affecting veterans.

6:30 a.m.: Cities across metro Atlanta are slowly beginning to get a clearer picture of how much the coronavirus is impacting their bottom lines. As J.D. Capelouto reports, that could mean furloughs or job eliminations.

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