Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Five New COVID-19 Deaths In Northeast Health District, Including One In Oconee County, Listed In Wednesday Daily Status Report

***Oconee Deaths Nearly Equal Those Of Clarke***

Following the pattern of the state as a whole, the Northeast Health District on Wednesday saw large increases in both the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and in deaths attributed to the disease.

The 10-county region added 133 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, including 38 in Clarke County and five in Oconee County.

Parents Gather To Ask For Delay In Deadline For Decision On Oconee County School Reopening Options

***Deadline Remains Midnight Wednesday***

About 40 parents showed up at the central offices of Oconee County Schools in Watkinsville on Wednesday morning to ask school administrators to delay the deadline for parents to make a decision on whether their children will attend school in-person or remotely starting on Aug. 5.

They also asked Superintendent Jason Branch and Board of Education members to come out to meet them and answer questions about the plans for the Aug. 5 reopening.