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Chairwoman Cupid Discusses New Declaration Of Emergency To Combat COIVD Surge In Cobb County

Lisa Cupid, chairwoman of the  Cobb County Board of Commissioners, discusses combating COVID surge in Cobb County.
Lisa Cupid, chairwoman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, discusses combating COVID surge in Cobb County.
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More than half of Cobb County residents are fully vaccinated — but there’s still an ongoing push to increase vaccinations for the county that’s currently experiencing a surge in COVID cases.

Lisa Cupid, the chairwoman of the  Cobb County Board of Commissioners, says county officials are urging anyone 12 and over to get vaccinated.

“While I am extremely concerned around communities of color, there’s a certain age group that I am more concerned about, which is our youngest people in our community who can’t get vaccinated,” explained Cupid.

Chairwoman Cupid, a guest on Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” talked with show host Rose Scott about several COVID-19 related topics, including how county commissioners are working to address the crisis through a new Declaration of Emergency, universal masking in schools and the opening of new vaccination clinics.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above