Category: COVID-19

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

Global thought leader Bishop T.D. Jakes will speak directly with the scientists responsible  for developing the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. The virtual panel discussion will take place today, Jan. 25, at noon Central Time (1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time): T.D. Jakes YouTube channel. In “Conversations with America: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine,” Bishop Jakes, Dr. Anthony Fauci and  scientists will discuss  how […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

The DeKalb County Board of Health has resumed registration for Phase 1A+ .  Appointments can be made by visiting the Board of Health’s updated scheduling portal, with appointments beginning Monday, Jan. 25. Individuals without access to the internet or those with special needs can call 404-294-3700 during normal business hours to obtain assistance from a […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – In the face of a surging number of cases of COVID-19, Gwinnett County is requiring face masks or face coverings for all visitors and employees while inside county buildings and facilities effective Tuesday, Jan. 26. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Gwinnett leads the state in total number of cases […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 15, 2021

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan 15, 2021 from Dr. Sandra E. Ford. Photo and video by Glenn L. Morgan/OCGNews.COM STONECREST–A team of DeKalb County healthcare workers were busy on Friday administering COVID-19 shots to registered senior citizens. Four lanes of vehicles formed at the drive-through set up on Jan. 15 […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 15, 2021

ATLANTA–Today, Gov. Brian P. Kemp thanked the growing team of grocery store and supermarket companies operating in Georgia offering COVID-19 vaccinations to their customers. Publix, Kroger, and Ingles have all started providing limited vaccine appointments at select locations at stores in Georgia. “As we continue to enroll more providers in vaccine distribution and administration, it […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 12, 2021

    Medical professionals from CDC, Emory, DeKalb Board of Health and Kaiser to inform public about vaccine   As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in DeKalb County and known cases soar across the United States, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host a virtual town hall to discuss the truths, myths and unknowns associated […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 7, 2021

            Photo and video by Glenn L. Morgan/OCG News   STONECREST—DeKalb County Board of Health officials began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare workers and first responders on Jan. 6 at the site of the City of Stonecrest’s future City Hall on Turner Hill Road. Officials said the county had received […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 22, 2020

ATLANTA – Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus (GHDC) Subcommittee on COVID-19 have submitted a letter to Attorney General Christopher Carr to request an investigation and audit into the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) inability to process and pay Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits claims in a timely manner. “If a request can be made […]

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