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Stacey Abrams tests positive for coronavirus

ATLANTA — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has tested positive for COVID-19, her campaign announced Wednesday. Abrams, who is challenging Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s bid for a second term, tested positive for the virus Wednesday morning after testing negative both Monday and Tuesday. “She is fully vaccinated and boosted and experiencing mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the campaign. “Consistent with [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, she will isolate at home and looks forward to traveling across the state to meet Georgians as soon as possible.” Abrams’ negative test on Tuesday came before she delivered a speech on the economy in Atlanta. The positive test showed up so quickly because she tests for COVID-19 daily. There was no word Wednesday on when Abrams might be able to get back to the campaign trail.
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Family of COVID-19 victims and survivors gather for memorial in Atlanta

ATLANTA (WGCL) — A memorial was held in Atlanta on Saturday to remember victims and survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to officials, new numbers reveal Georgia is woefully behind most other states in vaccinating children against the coronavirus. With school beginning across the state, doctors are encouraging parents...

Atlanta Transit Could Go Fare-Free

Atlanta could join the ranks of cities experimenting with fare-free transit, pending the results of a study commissioned by the city council in June, reports J.D. Capelouto in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The study will only focus on the impact of fare-free MARTA within Atlanta city limits, but [Councilman Michael Julian Bond] hopes neighboring cities and counties that have MARTA service could eventually contribute to an expanded fare-free program.”

$17 Million in COVID Business Grants Set Aside in 1 US City

Commercial building improvements can help businesses stand out with potential customers. But it’s not always possible for small companies to fund these important projects. Luckily, some recent grant programs aim to help businesses make these changes – including one launched this week in Atlanta. Read about this grant and other opportunities in cities around the country below.
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Hundreds of COVID Survivors March Across Brooklyn Bridge

COVID-19 survivors, long haulers and families who have lost loved ones to the virus marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday in solidarity to raise awareness about urgent pandemic needs. This year marks the second annual COVID March to Remember, a national event of remembrance that is held across dozens...

Smyrna woman turns COVID grief into help for others

pMore than a year later, Astrid Dahl Paris tears up as she talks about losing her father to COVID-19./p pBob Dahl, a military veteran, died from the illness on Nov. 21, 2020. Due to pandemic rules in the pre-vaccine era, Paris couldn’t be by her father’s side as he slipped away in an Alabama hospital./p p“It was really unfortunately very similar to other people’s stories where he had to die...