May 18, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 18

Tests for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Antibodies – What Should You Do? When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, two current hot topics are testing for the virus and testing for antibodies. Right now, we encourage you to consider getting a COVID-19 test, even if you are not exhibiting symptoms. You can find more information here. Meanwhile, coronavirus antibody tests have also …

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May 12, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 17

It’s hard to believe, but we are beginning week nine of quarantine in the Holland household. Some things continue to be hard – we celebrated Mother’s Day only seeing my mom from a distance in our yard and not being able to visit my grandmother at all. Juggling working and helping our son with school and answering a slew of …

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May 4, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 16

Each week as I sit down to share thoughts and updates with you during the COVID-19 crisis, I search for an overriding thought or emotion to describe the past few days. In the past, I have felt sadness and fear, hope and encouragement, frustration and even outrage. So, how do I feel this week? Disappointed.  I am disappointed in our …

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April 28, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 15

The big news last week was Governor Kemp’s executive order that allowed certain businesses to resume operations. This order has raised lots of questions and concerns. Frankly, I believe it is too early for many of these businesses to open as it will be nearly impossible to follow CDC guidelines while performing services. Many experts think Georgia is at least …

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April 20, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 14

I’ve gotten several emailed questions this week about when Georgia will reopen. While Governor Kemp’s shelter in place order expires on May 1st, it’s important to remember that  these decisions must be made based on public health data, and not on economic data, as difficult as that may be. While we all understand the desire for a return to normalcy, …

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April 13, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 13

As we settle into our new normal, I know that we’re also in a holding pattern. We’re waiting for Georgia to peak in terms of number of infections, currently estimated for the end of April.  We’re waiting for schools to reopen. We’re waiting for the economy to restart. We’re waiting for stimulus checks. We’re waiting for small business assistance from …

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April 4, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 12

I will be hosting another Virtual Town Hall on Sunday, 4 pm, using Facebook Live! You can join me here for the event Feel free to email me questions beforehand at betsy@betsyforgeorgia.com, or add them to the chat during the event.  Even though the General Assembly is still suspended, it’s been a busy week.  Governor Kemp finally issued a Stay in …

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March 30, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 11

I don’t know about you, but I’ve completely lost track of what day of the week it is. As I work to keep up-to-date with the various executive orders and declarations at the city and state level, it’s hard to believe that some of the biggest changes around the COVID-19 outbreak happened just last week. I do know that numbers …

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March 21, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 10

PLEASE NOTE: I have scheduled a Facebook Live Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, March 24, at 5 pm. You can access it here. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing me at betsy@betsyforgeorgia.com, or by commenting on my Facebook page. Friends – I have to be honest – I’ve struggled with how to talk about our current state …

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Atlanta-Specific Updates

The news of the pandemic continues to be more alarming each day.  I was able to sit in on a conference call today, March 16, 2020, with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for an update on the situation. Mayor Bottoms asked for patience and understanding as decisions are made hourly in coordination with the Governor, expert Dr. Carlos Del Rios of …

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