Category: COVID-19

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 8, 2021

  DEKALB COUNTY GA–Two DeKalb County high schools are cancelling football games scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 10, due to positive COVIS-19 tests. The 3-0 Miller Grove Wolverines is canceling its game at Pebblebrook. The cancellation was an effort to allow Pebblebrook to find another opponent, said Mark Brock, DeKalb County School District’s Athletics specialist. […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 29, 2021

          STONECREST, GA—DeKalb County, in partnership with the DeKalb County Board of Health and Medcura Health, on Saturday(Aug. 28) administered an estimated 2,526 COVID-19 vaccinations during an outdoor event that featured music and celebrities at the Mall at Stonecrest. All persons receiving a vaccination also received a $100 prepaid debit card. […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 27, 2021

      Ministry to host pull-up service featuring gospel recording artist Fred Hammond, free food giveaway, COVID-19 vaccinations + other community outreach       STONECREST, GA—New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will host a pull-up worship service on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the ministry’s campus located at […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 23, 2021

Free COVID-19 testing will be available   DeKalb County will give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Aug. 28. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb County Fire Rescue will administer voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 12 years of age and […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 14, 2021

DECATUR, GA—Hundreds of cars and pedestrians have gathered at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall to receive COVID-19 vaccinations during an event sponsored by DeKalb County Government today. NBA legends Dikembe Mutombo and Dominique Wilkins are expected to make an appearance during the event today. Anyone who gets vaccinated will receive a $100 prepaid debit […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 13, 2021

        DECATUR, GA—NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo and Dominique Wilkins will be at The Gallery at South DeKalb on Saturday, Aug. 14, to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.  “The Atlanta Hawks and DeKalb County Government are running a full-court press against the deadly COVID-19 virus,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said. “We […]


            ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order requiring all persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. The Order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, the […]

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