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Feb 28: Rep Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta) presented HB 987 in the Georgia House and it passed overwhelmingly 160–1. This is a huge victory for GCOA and CO-AGE. HB 987 would “increase training requirements and safety protections for seniors in assisted living and large personal care homes. It would also increase fines for abuse and neglect in homes in the rapidly growing industry that cares for thousands of elderly Georgians.” When the legislature reconvenes, HB 987 will head to the Senate and GCOA will be there every step of the way! 

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has created a website with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the spread of COVID-19 throughout Georgia and resources for individuals who might be experiencing symptoms or want to stay protected. The site also has links with information for Long-Term Care facilities, healthcare professionals, human services, and first responders. As this pandemic continues to affect our communities throughout the state, it is important to have the most current and accurate information to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Please click HERE for access to the DPH COVID-19 website. 

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