The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is committed to providing our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the deadly coronavirus.
This blog will be updated throughout Monday, March 23, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
7:30 p.m.: In the seven hours since the last update, the Georgia Department of Public Heath announced Monday night there has been one more death from COVID-19 across the state in addition to 28 more confirmed cases, Chelsea Prince and Zachary Hansen report. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 800 since the coronavirus pandemic entered Georgia, with 26 deaths.
3:30 p.m.: For people relying on AA or NA meetings to stay sober, self-isolation presents a challenge. Kiersten Willis has tips from a local therapist to navigate this situation.
3 p.m.: Using the hashtag #greatamericantakeout, a growing list of restaurants, including local chain Marlow’s Tavern, is asking people to place an order of any size from any restaurant in a show of solidarity for the restaurant industry. Henri Hollis has the details.
8:30 a.m.: Worried about renewing your Georgia driver’s license amid the coronavirus outbreak? Relax. David Wickert reports the state is giving 60-day extensions to those whose licenses expire in the next few months.
6:30 a.m.: Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera said it's the system's "moral and academic responsibility" to be responsive to students who do not have access to the internet, Kristal Dixon reports, so the system bought WiFi hotspots for kids who don’t have internet access.
6 a.m.: Gov. Brian Kemp’s refusal so far to use emergency powers to impose restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus could undermine Georgia’s effort to contain the disease, health experts say. The Republican’s aides say he’s weighing his options and hasn’t ruled out any measures, Greg Bluestein reports.
WEEKEND’S TOP STORIES
- There are now 620 confirmed cases in Georgia, and 25 deaths
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