Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

By September 30, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs had disbursed just 9 percent of the $552 million in Emergency Rental Assistance money allocated by the U.S. Treasury Department, well below the 30 percent threshold federal officials had established to decide which ERA grantees get to keep all their money.
In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

Seeking reliable revenue streams, Atlanta restaurants began packaging and selling treats, drinks, and sundry grocery items—a delicious innovation that looks like it’s here to stay.
Covid-19 in Atlanta schools

The delta variant changed everything for schoolchildren

Like a perfect storm, the onslaught of the more transmissible delta variant coincided with the start of school, and now, rates of new Covid infections are rising faster among school-aged children than among adults.
Dragon Con 2021 Covid-19 guidelines released

Dragon Con announces its 2021 Covid-19 guidelines: Vaccine or negative test and masks required, no public parade spectators

Dragon Con announced it will require all guests of the Labor Day weekend to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or show a negative test result. It is also requiring masks in all indoor spaces and will reduce attendance to half of 2019's turnout.
Atlanta physicians tell us how healthcare will (or should) change after the pandemic

Atlanta physicians tell us how healthcare will (or should) change after the pandemic

Every specialty has been affected by Covid-19. We talked with six of our Top Doctors about how the healthcare system should or will change as the world starts back up.
Northside Hospital orthopedic surgeon Kellie Middleton

Orthopedic surgeon Kellie Middleton, MD/MPH, on balancing care for individuals and the community

"As an MD, my objective is to take care of each patient individually and cater to their needs. With my MPH, however, I see the community as my patient."
The Search for Delicious

The pandemic zapped the joy out of eating something delicious, but I’m trying to get it back

I think about deliciousness a lot and have pursued it all my life. Yet, in pandemic times, the pure joy of eating something delicious—preferably a delicious surprise, rather than something I have had to orchestrate myself—has been absent.
Covid-19 delta variant Georgia where is it

Where will the Covid-19 delta variant strike in Georgia? We need genomic surveillance to know.

The delta variant is spreading wildly in the U.S., but where this more transmissible version of the coronavirus is emerging in Georgia and how rapidly it is spreading here remains unclear due to a lag in genomic surveillance and gaps in sampling.
Atlanta essential workers Whitney Beauford-Morris

60 Voices: 8 of Atlanta’s essential workers on what the past year taught them about the city

Essential workers kept us going in 2020. Eight of them tell us how they survived last year and what it taught them about our city.
Four Atlantans on why they moved during the pandemic

Four Atlantans on why they moved during the pandemic

For one new Atlantan, lockdown in a high-rise was too much. Another longtime Midtown resident said, "To hell with it, let's get an RV."

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