Category: COVID-19


  The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners(BOC) announced Tuesday(April 27) that the county is now accepting applications for Project RESET 2.0, an expansion of its emergency rental assistance program. The county will use more than $28.1 million in stimulus funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to make payments directly to landlords and utility providers for […]


  ATLANTA—State officials have announced that Georgia’s eight state-operated mass vaccination sites will shift to providing the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and Pfizer second doses through May 21. First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will not be administered at these sites after April 30. “As supply and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines has dramatically […]


  The DeKalb County Board of Health recently expanded its partnership with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) to provide the COVID-19 vaccine in vulnerable communities in DeKalb County. The expanded vaccination partnership with CORE focuses on working with smaller faith-based communities and community partners in DeKalb County. The scope of the Board of Health’s original […]


  DECATUR– Starting Monday, April 25, the DeKalb County Board of Health will shift operations at its Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church testing site in East Atlanta to three days a week. New site hours are as follows: Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church COVID-19 Testing Hours (effective April 26, 2021) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday […]


ATLANTA—On Thursday, April 8, Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order became effective, rolling back the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Georgia’s economy. The Governor’s Executive Orders are available to read here.  More details on the Executive Order is below: Executive Order ▪ Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021 ▪ Eliminates the Gatherings ban ▪ Eliminates Shelter-in-Place […]


DECATUR, GA—Mental health, racial equity, strengthening the community, and rebuilding the public health workforce are just some of the focus areas for this year’s observance of National Public Health Week , April 5-11. As the COVID-19 pandemic passes its first full year, it has revealed significant challenges and opportunities in public health in DeKalb County, the district’s health […]


DECATUR—Due to the Good Friday holiday, the DeKalb County Board of Health’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will operate on a modified scheduled on Friday and Saturday. Changes in operations are as follows:   Doraville MARTA Station Vaccination Site Stonecrest Vaccination Site (former Sam’s Club) Greater Piney Grove Testing Site (East Atlanta) Board of Health […]


ATLANTA, GA— When a family of five Birmingham, Alabama children lost both parents to COVID-19 late last year, the mother’s sister, who has seven children of her own, became their guardian.   Christian and Amber Fletcher, co-founders of the Atlanta-based Fletcher Fund for Equality and Education, were moved to lend their support. The Fletcher Fund […]

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