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Early mail-in vote counting, online request portal OK'd for Nov. 3 election

ATLANTA — Absentee ballots can be opened a week earlier than usual ahead of elections in Georgia following emergency steps the State Election Board took Monday to help ease a vote-tally bottleneck amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming Nov.

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Masks, bus rules, distancing needed for Georgia schools amid COVID-19, Atlanta doctor says

ATLANTA — Schools in Georgia need to limit group sizes, require masks and consider shutting down if outbreaks flare amid the COVID-19 pandemic as hundreds of thousands of kids head back to class this month, an infectious disease expert in Atlanta

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Coronavirus pandemic wearing down Georgia hospitals’ bottom lines

ATLANTA - A new wave of coronavirus patients that began showing up at Georgia hospitals early last month has prompted shortages of staffing and bed space and strained supplies of sanitation items like disinfectant wipes.

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Georgia World Congress Center to reopen for COVID-19 patients

ATLANTA - The Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta will reopen to receive coronavirus patients on Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.

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