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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Administrative Order to Fund Coronavirus Pandemic Coordination Team

ATLANTA, GA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the Chief Financial Officer to coordinate with the Chief Health Officer and Director of Emergency Preparedness to develop a financial framework to identify funds to implement the activities and needs of the Mayor’s Coronavirus Pandemic Coordination Team. “While facing the coronavirus health threat, this Order will ensure the City is in its best posture to conduct day-to-day operations without disruption,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This funding framework will be used to guarantee the City of Atlanta is positioned to…

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and protect the general public.  DPH already has a detailed pandemic flu plan that was developed in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Department of Education and other state agencies, and will be adapted for a COVID-19 outbreak…

DPH Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing on a positive test for COVID-19 in a Georgia patient in Floyd County. The initial testing was completed by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory on March 5. Per testing protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the test results were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Testing at most state laboratories, including Georgia, is just underway; and due to previous…

Civil Rights Giant and Activist Clinton E. Warner, Jr., MD Succumbs at Age 87

Clinton E. Warner, Jr., MD Civil Rights Giant, Activist, Humanitarian, Physician, Author, Philosopher July 11, 1924 – June 30, 2012 Dr. Clinton E. Warner, Jr. was born on July 11, 1924 to educators Mr. Clinton Ellsworth Warner, Sr. and Mrs. Mabel Hubert Warner. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse College in Graves Hall. He attended elementary school at the Training School at Arkansas State College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He graduated from East Depot High School in LaGrange, Georgia in 1940. Always identifying with the…

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