CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA: What’s happening today -- April 7

CVS opens drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Atlanta

Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, April 7: (Click here for the previous day)

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  • The DPH does not track the number of recoveries because it cannot accurately quantify the number at this time. Here’s why it is difficult.
  • The Georgia Department of Education has gotten approval to waive testing requirements for the rest of the school year. Final grades will be determined by each local district. Read more here.
  • Kroger will begin today to limit the number of customers allowed in their stores at one time to allow for proper physical distancing in every store. The amount of customers will be based on the square-footage of each store.
  • Kroger isn’t the only store that will limit customers. Click here for the full list.
  • Piedmont Hospital announced its new Buckhead tower will open next week on April 13. The three specialized floors opening four months early can provide as many as 132 additional beds during pandemic.
  • New CVS drive-thru testing center is open on Georgia Tech’s officials. People cannot just show up for testing. You have to fill out a registration form before arriving.
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced essential workers will continue to receive hazard pay through June 30.
  • Georgia Power announced that they will continue to suspend disconnections past the original 30 days the company planned.
  • Arthur Blank and Mercedes-Benz Stadium will extend COVID-19 relief efforts to associates through a $1 million fund.
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