Georgia Gov Brian Kemp COVID-19 vaccine plan for nursing homes

The virtual event with Gov. Kemp took place at 2 p.m. on Monday.

ATLANTA — With a COVID-19 vaccine in sight, plans are underway on how it will be distributed across the state. Gov. Brian Kemp held a roundtable discussion on Monday with nursing home administrators to talk about the “distribution in the coming weeks.”

On Nov. 18, a Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman said a 52-page plan has received approval from the CDC, but “there are still many unknowns about the vaccine itself, so it is still considered draft by DPH.”

During the roundtable, Kemp said that the current nursing home numbers were still below the summer surge. 

There are many factors that come into play, including steps for storing, transporting, and eventually distributing it across Georgia.

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Reno wildfire destroys multiple homes; hundreds evacuated as Gov. Sisolak declares state of emergency

A fast-moving wildfire driven by gusting winds destroyed several homes in Reno, Nev., and forced hundreds to evacuate on Tuesday, prompting Gov. Steve Sisolak to declare a state of emergency.

The Pinehaven Fire burned an estimated 1,200 acres and threatened as many as 500 homes in southwest Reno before forward progress was stopped, Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said. He said “multiple” homes had been lost but couldn’t say how many pending a daylight assessment on Wednesday.


The Reno Fire Department posted photos of firefighters battling the blaze, showing at least two homes engulfed in flames. Meanwhile, the Reno Gazette Journal reported that one of its photographers had seen at least five homes burn.

A firefighter helps to battle a blaze that engulfed a home in a Reno neighborhood on Tuesday.

A firefighter helps to battle a blaze that engulfed a home in a Reno neighborhood on Tuesday.
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Gov. Tony Evers to give extra $80 million in federal funding to nursing homes to fight the coronavirus

Gov. Tony Evers and his administration said Tuesday they would give an additional $80 million to Wisconsin nursing homes, as the facilities suffer from staffing shortages during the latest wave of coronavirus cases.

Tony Evers wearing a suit and tie: Gov. Tony Evers delivers a primetime speech to urge Wisconsin to stay home at a time of record COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

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Gov. Tony Evers delivers a primetime speech to urge Wisconsin to stay home at a time of record COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

“This has been an incredibly challenging time,” Evers said in a press release issued by the Department of Health Services. “And we can’t express our appreciation enough for the staff at all our skilled nursing facilities. We are truly grateful for their efforts in showing up to work every day and caring for our loved ones, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”


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About $50 million will be used for costs related to the coronavirus pandemic,

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Gov. Tony Evers unveils new COVID relief bill; Vos calls it ‘more of the same’ | Local Government

“Many of the things that Gov. Evers put on the table, not bad ideas, but they were things that we had already done in the spring. So from my perspective, what we have been doing so far has not been anywhere near enough,” he said.

As Speaker, Vos has the ability to convene the Legislature in extraordinary session at any time to pass further legislation, though he hasn’t done so. 

Assuming a compromise is reached on the legislation, Vos said he was open to convening his chamber in a December lame-duck session to act on it, though it’s unclear for now where the Senate stands on that possibility. 

Evers last week teased his COVID legislation in a primetime address, but didn’t share details of what would be included at the time. He had also renewed his call for Wisconsinites to stay at home, releasing an executive order saying as much,

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Individuals gather at homes of Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox in protest of mask mandate

SALT LAKE CITY — Several protesters gathered outside the residential homes of Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to speak out against the state’s mask mandates.

About 75 people stood outside Herbert’s home in Orem, while respecting the city’s ordinance on residential protests. Others taped signs reading “Herbert is not a king!” and “Stop the mask myth!” on their cars and drove around the cul-de-sac while waving Trump 2020 and American flags.

Police officers were on standby to make sure protesters complied with a new city ordinance on residential protests that the Orem City council passed Friday after Concerned Citizens of Utah announced a series of protests from Nov. 10-15.

The group planned to protest at state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn’s home, the Governor’s Mansion, Herbert’s residential home, and Cox’s home in Fairview.

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Man arrested at Trump rally with South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem

BANGOR, Maine – Police in Maine on Wednesday arrested a man who displayed a knife and a wooden baton at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump where South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was appearing.

Noem spokeswoman Maggie Seidel said Noem’s security detail engaged the man and the Republican governor “was not in harm’s way” at any point.

Peter Beitzell, 58, of Bangor, allegedly exchanged words and harassed those at the rally and at one point brandished a wooden baton and a large fixed-blade knife, said Sgt. Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department.

Beitzell, who eventually returned to his vehicle and put the weapons away, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. He posted $200 bail.

Beitzell, who said he doesn’t like Trump, said things went sideways after he flipped off the Trump bus from a distance of about 50 yards (45 metres).


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Coronavirus surges in UM residence halls, former Gov. Rick Snyder’s condo for sale: Top Ann Arbor headlines Sept 26-Oct. 1

ANN ARBOR, MI – From reported coronavirus cases in University of Michigan residence halls surging, to former Gov. rick Snyder’s downtown Ann Arbor condo going up for sale, a lot has been happening in the Ann Arbor area.

Here are some headlines you might have missed this week.

Coronavirus cases surge in University of Michigan residence halls

The number of COVID-19 cases among students in University of Michigan residence halls has nearly doubled in the past week, according to notifications sent out by the university.

UM currently reports 64 cumulative cases of COVID-19 on its dashboard since students moved in at residence halls on Aug. 21. That number was last updated on Sept. 19.

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s downtown Ann Arbor condo hits market for $2.35M

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and wife Sue have put their downtown digs up for sale.

The couple loves downtown and their condo,

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