Category: COVID-19

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 9, 2021
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Online application to go live Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m.   DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced “Help is on the way,” as he rolled out details today (Feb. 9) of the county’s receipt of a $21 million grant from the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program. Thurmond convened a Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition(TLAC) comprised […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 9, 2021
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Emory Healthcare and Emory University are partnering with DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson for a virtual discussion on COVID-19 vaccinations for constituents of South DeKalb County. The webinar will be held today (Feb. 9), 6:30 p.m. Emory panelists include Ovid Barrow, MD, Chief of Medicine, Emory Hillandale Hospital; Kim Bentley, VP of Operations, Emory Hillandale […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 8, 2021
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  DeKalb County, Delta Sigma Theta partner on initiative             DeKalb County Board of Health and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will partner to administer second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 500 South DeKalb seniors The initiative will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., at the Lou Walker Senior Center, […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 4, 2021
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  DECATUR, GA– Due to staffing challenges, the DeKalb County Board of Health has cancelled all scheduled COVID-19 testing appointments at its Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church testing site, located at 1879 Glenwood Ave., SE, Atlanta. Those individuals who had appointments scheduled have been notified and provided options to reschedule or register for testing at another […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 4, 2021
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ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today warned Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list. “Sadly, during this time of heightened emotions, scammers are once […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 27, 2021
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  “It’s been a roller coaster ride …” Stonecrest Council member Jazzmin Cobble   STONECREST— City Council member Jazzmin Cobble has been dealt blow after blow from the corona virus. Cobble said she recently contracted the virus, along with her husband and their young son. The Cobbles survived their battle with the virus, but they […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]


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