COVID19

Latest news about Coronavirus.

Aug. 13 pandemic report: Fayette adds 23 cases, 1 new fatality

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 2:50 p.m., Aug. 13. THE NUMBERS: Fayette cases — 1,210 (23 new...

Why is school system buying equipment from ethnic-cleansing Chinese firm?

Dear Dr. Barrow, It has been announced in The Citizen that FCBOE is purchasing equipment from a Chinese state-run company, Hikvision, that is tied to...

Life as a cop

With so many protests against police recently, let’s balance the record a bit, shall we? Nobody denies that the officers in the Freddy Gray case...

‘Mock First Day’ for Fayette schools shows virus preparations

Fayette County public schools will re-open on Aug. 17. As a way of showing the preparedness awaiting students, the school system on Aug. 11...

Aug. 12 pandemic report: Fayette reports 6th death in 7 days,...

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 2:50 p.m., Aug. 12. THE NUMBERS: GA total cases — 226,153...

Fayette long-term care: No new cases or deaths, one new recovery

Long-term care facilities in Fayette County experiencing Covid-19 cases in the Aug. 11 report by Ga. Department of Community Health (DCH) again showed no...

Fayette schools to add thermal imaging cameras

Fayette County public schools will soon be outfitted with thermal imaging, facial recognition cameras which will detect students and others with fevers entering the...

What is ‘herd immunity‘?

You may have heard of a term called “herd immunity” during the current pandemic. What is herd immunity? Herd immunity is a form of indirect...

Back to School … Kinda

It’s that time of the year again when the stores are full of back-to-school shoppers, but this year the shopping is very different. At...

Aug. 11 pandemic report: 5 Covid-19 deaths in past 6 days...

Here’s the Covid-19 pandemic report from the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 2:50 p.m., Aug. 11. SUMMARY: In the past 6 days, Fayette has...

Fayette School Board names Gwinnett’s Patterson as finalist for superintendent

The Fayette County Board of Education on Aug. 10 named Gwinnett County schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Jonathan S. Patterson as the sole finalist for Superintendent...

Living with Children: Parent, 9-year-old both dread virtual learning

QUESTION: Our 9-year-old has just learned he is not going back to school on schedule in the fall. Instead, he will be doing distance...