Tuesday, March 17, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”
00:00: Rose Scott reports on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia as of air time, as well as the latest from the governor’s office regarding state response efforts.
Also, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor of granting Governor Brian Kemp new powers while the state is in a public health emergency.
Finally, yesterday evening, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order banning public gatherings of 50 people or more.
03:18: Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s potential impact on the state labor market.
22:27: Jeffrey Parker, general manager and chief executive officer at MARTA, joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the steps MARTA is taking to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
38:07: Georgia election officials announced over the weekend that the state’s presidential primary, which was previously scheduled for March 24, has been moved to May 19. Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss this, as well as Sunday’s democratic presidential debate.
“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.