Puppies Play, Unemployment Help, Schools Closed: GA Coronavirus

Kathleen Sturgeon

This article originally appeared on the Roswell Patch

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

GA Coronavirus: Gov. Kemp Orders Schools Closed Through April 24

As the initial closing of Georgia schools nears on Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp extended the closure of all public schools in Georgia through April 24.

2 Adorable Puppies Visit GA Aquarium During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Georgia Aquarium posted a video of two puppies checking out its Ocean Voyager habitat.

GA Jobless Rates Soar, How Big Stimulus Checks Will Be

Georgia residents can expect a direct stimulus payment, while unemployment benefits are beefed up and extended. Here's what it could mean.

GA Coronavirus: Petition Asks Gov. Kemp To Issue Shelter In Place

A petition with more than 70,000 signatures is asking Gov. Brian Kemp to order an immediate shelter-in-place for Georgia due to coronavirus.

Roswell Balloon Artist Hopes To Spread Joy With Message

A Roswell balloon artist is participating in "One Million Bubbles of Joy" to bring smiles to people's faces during the coronavirus pandemic.

Service Businesses Announce Layoffs Across Georgia

Workers at hotels and convention centers, bars, restaurants and day care centers are among the latest Georgians out of work.

Donations, Volunteers Needed During Coronavirus Outbreak

Increased demand of supplies, food and volunteers during Coronavirus outbreak has Georgia residents scurrying.

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