Closer Look: State Supt. Shares On Outlook Resuming In-Person Class; Staff Shelter-In-Place With Patients At Senior Living Community; A.M.E. Church Leader Calls On Churches To Stay Closed

“Closer Look’s” series on COVID-19’s effect on education in Georgia continues with a conversation with State Superintendent Richard Woods. Superintendent Woods shares how the state has responded to this pandemic, and his plans for this summer and fall.
“Closer Look’s” series on COVID-19’s effect on education in Georgia continues with a conversation with State Superintendent Richard Woods. Superintendent Woods shares how the state has responded to this pandemic, and his plans for this summer and fall.
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Friday, April 24, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

00:00: Rose Scott reports on the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as of this afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Meanwhile, gyms, hair salons, bowling alleys and other businesses in Georgia can re-open today, if they follow social distancing guidelines. WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” to discuss how business owners, employees and public health experts are responding.

10:29: “Closer Look’s” series on COVID-19’s effect on education in Georgia continues with a conversation with State Superintendent Richard Woods. Superintendent Woods shares how the state has responded to this pandemic, and his plans for this summer and fall.

Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods joins "Closer Look with Rose Scott" today to discuss his outlook for the states' education system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” today to discuss his outlook for the states’ education system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy of Georgia Department of Education

21:27: Donna Moore, chief operating officer for Isakson Living, shares how the staff at a local senior living community, Park Springs, decided to shelter-in-place with residents.

38:13: Bishop Reginald Jackson, presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church joins “Closer Look” to discuss his directive instructing local churches to keep their doors closed this weekend.

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