Closer Look: Fulton County Jailer Gives Update On Current Conditions; Founder Of The COVID Mapping Project Uses Data To Educate Public; Equifax Leader Shares Resources For Protecting Credit

Colonel Mark C. Adger, chief jailer at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, joins “Closer Look” to provide an update on current conditions at the jail, following news that District Attorney Paul Howard plans to release inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colonel Mark C. Adger, chief jailer at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, joins “Closer Look” to provide an update on current conditions at the jail, following news that District Attorney Paul Howard plans to release inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thursday, April 9, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 00:00: Rose Scott reports on the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of noon today.
  • Meanwhile, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced plans to extend the state’s shelter-in-place order yesterday.
  • Also,  Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed off on an executive order to help the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 03:53: Colonel Mark C. Adger, chief jailer at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, joins “Closer Look” to provide an update on current conditions at the jail, following news that District Attorney Paul Howard plans to release inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 19:45: Beverly Anderson, president of global consumer solutions at Equifax, joins “Closer Look” to discuss steps consumers can take to protect their credit scores during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more free resources from Equifax, available during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
  • 31:30: TJ Muehleman, the founder of Secure Data Kit, a global health data platform, recently created a new online database: the COVID Mapping Project. Today, Meuehleman joins “Closer Look” to share how he hopes to use maps, diagrams and charts to better educate the public on the status of the disease.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.