Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 17

Good morning, and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here is where you can find information about COVID-19 in Georgia, including the tally of cases and deaths, which is updated daily at noon, which symptoms to look for, what to do if you suspect you may be infected with, or have been exposed to COVID-19, and the number – (844) 442-2681 – to call if you have these symptoms, and BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE you visit an ER, Urgent Care center, or doctor’s office.

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Can the Gov use his emergency powers to order the General Assembly not convene 15 April?

Based on my trip to Kroger yesterday, it’s going to be a at least a few days before many food items will be readily available, but there’s plenty of most items. I anticipate more than a week for disinfecting type stuff. The country needs about a billion packages of disinfecting wipes.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I think I have pointed this out here before. I’ve brought it to the attention of my General Assembly representation prior to at least the last two sessions, most recently in December independent of coronavirus. As of my last research a year and a half ago or so, Georgia has the third worst unemployment compensation among states. Its 14 week maximum is third lowest, only FL and NC having less at 12 weeks. KS has 16 weeks; MI, SC and MO have 20; and the remaining 41 states have 26 weeks. Combine Gerogia’s short duration with Georgia’s bottom quintile maximum… Read more »