GEORGIA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, March 27: (Click here for the previous day)
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- There are now 2,130 confirmed coronavirus cases and 65 deaths in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health said a total of 586 people have been hospitalized during the state’s outbreak.
- President Donald Trump has signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed at helping Americans impacted during the coronavirus pandemic.
- DeKalb County has issued a shelter in place, set to take effect Saturday at 9 p.m.
- Gwinnett County has issued a county-wide stay at home order. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and will continue until April 13. The order directs residents to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes beyond essential needs. Public gatherings are prohibited, as well as non-essential travel. The order also directs people to at least six feet away from each other.
- Fannin County sheriff’s officials are telling people from metro Atlanta with cabins in the area that they cannot go to their cabins at this time.
- The Atlanta Beltline CEO is urging people to stay away this weekend, despite the nice weather.
- Piedmont Healthcare is challenging all its hospitals to help with the blood shortage from coronavirus.
- Cobb County created a website to help residents find essentials like toilet paper, sanitizing wipes and more.
- Fox Theatre announced its rescheduled dates for the hit broadway show “Hamilton.'
- The North Georgia Health District says the first deaths in Cherokee and Pickens counties have been reported.
- All of Atlanta’s television stations worked together Thursday night to bring the people of Georgia “The Governor’s Statewide Town Hall” with Gov. Kemp and coronavirus task force members. If you missed the town hall, you can watch it here.
- The House of Representatives are expected to vote today on the historic $2 trillion stimulus package passed by the Senate.
- Here is everything Georgians need to know about the stimulus payments, unemployment and more,
- Georgia is looking at the possibility of temporary hospitals and even looking at the Georgia World Congress Center as an option.
- Neighbors in Midtown are showing their support every night for first responders in a special, social distancing way.
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