Category: Pandemics

It’s Time To Move Forward

This week’s Courier Herald column: We thought it would be two weeks.  It’s been over two months. While we as a people were briefly united at the beginning of the pandemic – at least as much as we can be these days – we’ve begun to devolve into our more typical posture.  Instead of us

Pence, Kemp and Loeffler Going to Waffle House Today

The Vice President, Governor, Georgia’s junior Senator and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia are getting lunch at Waffle House HQ in Norcross today. A statement from Sen. Kelly Loeffler said the group will have a roundtable discussing how to safely reopen Georgia’s economy. Loeffler added: “The vice president is no stranger to Georgia, and this visit

Governor Kemp Makes Adjustments; Bars, Nightclubs & Live Event Venues Remain Closed

I started with that headline in hopes that national media, specifically those at CNBC, take notice. It seems some segments of New York based media enjoy reporting that Georgia is “fully open” with “no restrictions”, when in fact, Georgia has significant restrictions on those businesses that have been allowed to reopen, with some such as

April Tax Revenues Fall By 36%

Georgia collected less than 2/3 of the revenue it did in the same month one year ago. Shuttered businesses, a statewide shelter-in-place order, and an extension for tax filing deadlines moved until July all contributed to the sharp drop in April revenues. At the same time, expenses for direct Covid-19 response as well as skyrocketing

Judicial Emergency to be Extended

The statewide judicial emergency put in place due to the Coronavirus will be extended a second time, this time through June 12th. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton made the announcement Monday morning as the expiration date of the current declaration – May 13 – approached. According to Law.com: Melton’s new order will continue

Governor Kemp Lifts Shelter In Place Order For Most; Social Distancing To Remain In Effect

The statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will end tonight at midnight, per a press release from the office of Governor Kemp. Medically fragile Georgians are asked to continue to shelter in place until June 12th. Georgia’s State of Emergency will remain in place, thus allowing the Georgia National Guard to remain active