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New COVID Vaccine Dashboard is on the Georgia Public Health Website

The new COVID vaccine dashboard provides a detailed,
transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data cleaning and removal of duplicate vaccination entries, and overall quality control.

Click here for the DPH press release with more information.

Face Coverings Mandatory for Xpress Commuters Beginning February 2

Mandate Follows CDC’s Order Requiring Face Masks on Public Transportation and at Transportation Hubs

ATLANTA – The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that face coverings will be mandatory for Xpress commuters beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The mandate follows the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order, issued on January 29, 2021, requiring the public to wear masks while on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. The mask requirement also applies to travelers in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and seaports; train, bus and subway stations and any other areas that provide transportation. On January 31, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration issued a Security Directive to enforce the requirements of the CDC Order. Effective February 2, Xpress Transit Services will mandate masks for all customers riding Xpress, awaiting or disembarking their coaches and at their Park and Ride lots and bus stops. Click here for the official press release and more information.

Plan outdoor adventures for the entire year with Georgia State Park passes

ATLANTA, January 4, 2021  —  One silver lining from 2020 has been discovering the joy of outdoor adventures. Parks all across the country welcomed record numbers of visitors looking for fresh air, peaceful scenery and heart-pumping exercise.

Frequent visitors may also want to purchase new 2021 passes. A $50 Annual ParkPass provides free parking at more than 40 destinations, including Fort Yargo, Tallulah Gorge and Providence Canyon. The separate Historic Site Pass covers admission fees at 15 sites, including Etowah Indian Mounds, Dahlonega Gold Museum and Fort King George. The Historic Site Pass is $25 for students and $50 for families.

“One advantage of having an annual ParkPass or Historic Site Pass is that it encourages people to explore parks and historic sites they’ve never been to before,” said Georgia State Parks Director Jeff Cown. “Your parking and admission fees are already covered for the whole year, and you may even find a new favorite campground, historic site museum or hiking trail.”

The 2021 Travel Guide is available free in park offices or can be viewed on Passes may be purchased online, by calling 770-389-7286 or in park offices as well.