April 3, 2020 Georgia.gov

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order

Staff reports that on April 2, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective beginning Friday, April 3rd, at 6:00 PM and expire Monday, April 13th, at 11:59 PM.


April 3, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Fighting the good fight

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, as the coronavirus pandemic increasingly impacts Georgians’ everyday lives and hospitals’ ability to care for the sick, organizations and businesses are figuring out ways they can help. From manufacturing and donations of much-needed supplies for healthcare workers to educational resources for homebound kids and meal delivery for vulnerable citizens, Georgians are harnessing their energies and creativity to fight the good fight.


April 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia jobless claims skyrocket on virus closings

Michael E. Kanell reports that the Georgia Labor Department said Thursday that it processed 133,820 claims for unemployment benefits last week – a stunning increase that reflects the virtual shutdown of many sectors in the state’s economy.


April 3, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Population Boom: Region poised to ‘bounce back’

Douglas Sams reports that for almost three weeks, closures, cancellations and furloughs have rippled through the Atlanta economy, but new population data offers a reminder of just how fast the region has been expanding over the past decade. Atlanta was the fourth fastest growing metro area in the country between 2010 and 2019, adding just over 730,000 people, according to the U.S. Census.


April 3, 2020 WABE 90.1

A Look At What The Coronavirus Rescue Package Could Mean For Ga. Schools

Martha Dalton reports that President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last week. The rescue package includes over $30 billion for public schools and colleges.


April 3, 2020 Georgia.org

Gov. Kemp, University of Georgia’s SBDC Provide Overview of CARES Act Funding

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided an overview of the funding allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This critical funding will help small businesses keep workers employed during the current COVID-19 pandemic.


April 3, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Georgia Ports Authority announces Saturday gate closure

Katie Nussbaum reports that the Port of Savannah will close its gates to truck drivers on Saturdays during the month of April as well as on Friday, April 10, as cargo continues to slow due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Ports Authority announced this week. Truck gates don’t operate on Sundays, but vessel and rail operations continue to provide 24/7 services as normal, said the executive director of the GPA Griff Lynch.


April 3, 2020 Rome News-Tribune

Shaw to shut down plants across the country, starting Monday

Doug Walker reports that Shaw Industries announced plans to temporarily shut down all of its U.S. manufacturing plants starting Monday, April 6. Shaw is the largest employer in neighboring Bartow County, with more than 3,500 workers, according to Melinda Lemmon, director of the Cartersville-Bartow County Office of Economic Development.


April 3, 2020 Fox 5 Atlanta

Farmers worry who will pick GA fruits and vegetables during pandemic

Randy Travis reports that Georgia farmers worry the COVID-19 pandemic could leave them in the worst spot imaginable: bumper crops… but not enough migrant workers to help bring in those fruits and vegetables. “We’re going to have ripe strawberries in a couple weeks,” worried Jaemor Farms general manager Drew Echols.


April 3, 2020 Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

Universal Alloy shuts down manufacturing in response to pandemic

Donald Campbell reports that Universal Alloy Corp., like many other businesses across the country, has temporarily closed its production facilities in Canton and Ball Ground, idling 473 of its 548 employees. The company makes components for other companies, including aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, both of which have suspended production during the coronavirus pandemic.


April 3, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Local news ailing as it informs communities of coronavirus threat

Jill Nolin reports that the small staff at the Press-Sentinel has kept the residents of Wayne County informed of what the local hospital is doing to prepare for COVID-19’s arrival, what actions their officials have taken to limit the spread of the virus and how businesses are finding ways to improvise in tough times.


April 3, 2020 The Center Square

Feds approve Georgia’s Medicaid waiver requests

Jason Schaumberg reports that Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids providers in Georgia now have more flexibility to treat COVID-19 thanks to the federal government approving the state’s waiver request. Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted Georgia’s section 1135 waiver request.


April 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia 2020: Biden picks up more support from local lawmakers

Greg Bluestein reports that the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t slowed the increasing number of Georgia Democrats endorsing Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency. Six more local lawmakers said Friday they’re supporting the presumptive nominee’s campaign, including two metro Atlanta state legislators, three county commissioners and an Atlanta city councilman.



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Georgia Trend Daily - April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 WABE 90.1 Coronavirus Updates: Kemp To Issue Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order Staff reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that he will issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to prevent spread of the coronavirus and shut down public…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020 The Center Square Georgia announces plan to greatly increase COVID-19 testing Jason Schaumburg reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday a plan that, when implemented, will allow Georgia to process 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day. The plan…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 Augusta Chronicle Augusta National Golf Club to donate $2 million to assist Augusta area in COVID-19 fight Wynston Wilcox reports that Augusta National Golf Club is stepping in to assist the Augusta area during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 Covington News Georgia National Guard Deploys Medical Support Teams to Fight COVID-19 Staff reports that on March 14, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp authorized the activation of up to 2,000 members of the Georgia National Guard in order…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 Georgia.gov Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24 Staff reports that yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp Wednesday called on all Georgia businesses who are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute,…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020 Georgia Recorder State bracing for projected jobless surge due to COVID-19 closings Ross Williams reports that mother of two Kaylin Hart of Savannah is one of a growing number of Georgians suddenly thrown out of work in…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 WABE 90.1 Coronavirus Updates: Kemp Issues Shelter In Place Order For Those At High Risk Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Monday evening that he plans to sign an executive order closing all bars and…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 The Center Square Georgia sees significant amount of unemployment claims after coronavirus outbreak Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia unemployment claims have increased sharply amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the state’s Department of Labor. Representatives for the…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 Marietta Daily Journal Georgia Power Foundation invests $1 million to support state in COVID-19 recovery Staff reports that Georgia Power Foundation Inc. is investing $1 million in 2020 to support the state of Georgia in addressing the…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 WABE 90.1 Atlanta’s Food Service Industry Already Feeling Coronavirus Impact, Braces For More Molly Samuel reports, as the city of Atlanta limits the number of people allowed in bars and restaurants, people who work in the food…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 WABE 90.1 Georgia Power, AT&T Among Providers Suspending Disconnections During Coronavirus Pandemic Lauren Booker reports that Metro Atlanta service providers are offering relief for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. This comes in handy for locals because…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.-Fl. News Governor orders all Ga. schools closed over COVID-19 Terry Richards reports that Gov. Brian Kemp ordered all public elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Georgia closed from March 18 to March 31…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 WABE 90.1 Georgia’s Coronavirus Testing Capacity To Double Sam Whitehead reports that Georgia’s top public health official says the state’s ability to test for coronavirus is about to double. The state can currently test 50 patients a…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 WABE 90.1 As Coronavirus Spreads, Georgia Legislature Suspends Session Emil Moffat reports that citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Georgia General Assembly has decided to suspend its current session until further notice. “We are…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 Rome News-Tribune, Capitol Beat News Georgia Gov. Kemp commits $100M to combat coronavirus Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp asked the General Assembly Wednesday to add $100 million to this year’s state budget to deal with…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 Brunswick News Record number of Georgians employed Gordon Jackson reports that an all-time record number of people are now employed in Georgia. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there are nearly five million jobs in Georgia, according…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 Dalton Daily Citizen-News GE Appliances unveils 'home run' facility in Murray County Ryan Anderson reports that GE Appliances unveiled a $32 million Southern Logistics Center here on Monday, a facility projected to create 100 jobs. The center…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 WABE 90.1 A Look At The ‘Supply Chain’ For Consumers And How Coronavirus Could Test It Jim Burress and Maria White Tillman report that national banks run stress tests to predict how they’ll perform in a financial…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 The Center Square More people than ever employed in Georgia Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia’s employed population continues to climb to record heights, while the state’s unemployment rate has stayed steady and below the national number. An…

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