CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA: Georgia to receive $200 million for COVID-19 testing

Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, May 13: (Click here for the previous day)

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  • The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 35,427 and 1,517 deaths as of 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Georgia Department of Public Health says it will update its website with new data at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The White House announced that Georgia will receive more than $260 million in federal funding to increase testing capacity in the state. The funding, to be awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services, was authorized through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, commonly known as CARES Act 3.5.
  • Walmart announced its new 2-Hour Express Delivery is now available in Atlanta. Customers can access the service via Walmart.com/grocery or in the Walmart app.
  • Gov. Kemp signed a new executive order outlining the rules and guidelines as the state continues to reopen. Here’s what will stay closed and the new guidelines.
  • Part of the new executive order also clarifies a major requirement for teen drivers looking to get their licenses.
  • All metro and North Georgia Goodwill stores are opening today at 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted again starting Monday.
  • Atlanta Public Schools announced a schedule for virtual celebrations for 14 of its high schools, single-gender academies and special programs. The celebrations will take place on Facebook Live, May 18-22.
  • Still having trouble finding paper products? Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway spoke to a supply chain expert to learn about the issues and when those items will be back on store shelves.