Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, June 2

A quick roundup of what's happening in metro Atlanta and what you may have missed

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Atlanta coronavirus updates
Volunteers distribute food during an April event at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

On Monday, the state department of education released new suggested guidelines for how K-12 schools can operate in the fall. Here’s your Tuesday morning update:

• As of publication time, a total of 47,899 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Georgia. 2,089 people have died. 562,815 tests (virus and antibody) have been conducted. A total of 8,302 of those tested were hospitalized at the time. [GA Dept. of Public Health]

• DeKalb Emergency Management will hand out 250 free cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and boxes of food to those in need from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Planet Fitness parking lot at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road. DEMA hopes to make this a weekly event for the rest of the month. [AJC]

• The Atlanta Regional Commission has set aside nearly 2 million in federal relief funds to expand meal delivery programs for seniors, according to the AJC. The services will help provide food to 1,500 people in the 10-county metro area. [AJC]

• The Georgia Department of Education has released a 10-page guideline pamphlet to help K-12 school systems determine how to resume instruction in the fall. The guidelines look at three difference scenarios—substantial COVID-19 spread, minimal to moderate spread, and no spread—and provide guidance in operation in each of those scenarios. School systems will individually determine the best courses of action for them. You can read the full document here. [GA DOE]

• Concerned about the potential danger of AC units? Or flying? NPR has a helpful FAQ guide on navigating travel during the pandemic—either by driving or flying—as well as some information about how the virus may or may not spread through air conditioning systems. [NPR/GPB]

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