Georgia Coronavirus | Local leaders react to shelter-in-place order expiring

>>> 11ALIVE NEWS PRIMETIME ON THE ATL STARTS NOW >>> NEXT ON PRIME TIME, EXPIRING AT MIDNIGHT, BUT NOT BACK TO LIFE AS USUAL WE BREAK DOWN RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE EVEN AFTER THE ORDER ENDS >>> PLUS YOU HEARD OF THE SWAB TEST AND THE ANTIBODY TEST BUT NOW THERE IS A THIRD KIND, IT COSTS A LOT LESS AND IS EASIER TO PERFORM YOU SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS AND HOW IT CAN PLAY A BIG ROLE IN ALLOWING MORE PEOPLE TO GET TESTED >>> SEND THE LOVE A DECATUR WOMAN HELPING OTHERS ONE STITCH AT A TIME TO A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARADE IN FAYETTEVILLE WE ARE SHARING HER STORIES OF HOW YOU ARE STAYING CONNECTED THROUGH ALL OF THIS >>> WELCOME EVERYONE ON THIS THURSDAY NIGHT WOULD BEGIN WITH GOVERNOR KEMP’S WILL NOT, HE WILL NOT EXTEND THE STATE’S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER WHICH HAD BEEN SET TO EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT CHERYL PREHEIM TALK WITH THE GOVERNOR THIS AFTERNOON >>> THE GOVERNOR URGING PEOPLE IN GEORGIA TO STAY AT HOME AND GETTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATE OF EMERGENCY THE ORDER MAY BE ENDED BUT THE STATE IS STILL ASKING ALL OF US TO FOLLOW VERY STRICT GUIDELINES THE GOVERNOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWITTER EARLY THIS AFTERNOON GEORGIA’S MAIN SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER WILL EXPIRE TONIGHT FOR MANY OF US BUT THERE ARE STILL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR SOME GEORGIANS HERE IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT GOVERNOR CAMPS GOVERNOR KEMP HAS EXTENDED THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE ORDER FOR CERTAIN GROUPS UNTIL JUNE 12, ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF FROM WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, PEOPLE 65 OVER, THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS LIKE A CHRONIC LUNG HEALTH DISEASE ISSUES, SEVERE HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, MODERATE TO SEVERE ASTHMA AND SEVERE OBESITY JUST TO NAME A FEW ALL THE BUSINESSES THAT REOPENED WITHIN THE PAST FEW WEEKS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE THAT IS GEMS, BARBERS, STYLISTS, NAIL TECHS AND TATTOO SHOTS AND BOWLING ALLEYS ALONG WITH DINE-IN RESTAURANT SERVICE AND MOVIE THEATERS THEY MUST STILL BE FOLLOWING PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SANITARY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, AMUSEMENT PARKS, LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUES AND PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH 11:59 ON MAY 13 UNLESS THE TIMELINE IS EXTENDED THE RULES VARY BY BUSINESS FOR A MEASURED HEALTH DRIVEN APPROACH >> THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF GEORGIANS IS MY TOP PRIORITY AND MY DECISIONS ARE BASED ON DATA AND ADVICE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS I WILL DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS OF OUR PEOPLE

>> THE BAN ON LARGE GATHERINGS DOES REMAIN IN PLACE BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS CANNOT ALLOW MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN A SINGLE LOCATION UNLESS THEY ARE SIX PETE SIX FEET APART BUT THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE FAMILY UNITS OR SINGLE- FAMILY HOUSEHOLD >>> TONIGHT WE HEAR FROM CITY AND COUNTY LEADERS ABOUT THE REACTION THE NEXT STEPS THE MAYOR OF ATHENS CLARKE COUNTY WHO EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT HIS COMMUNITY >> Reporter: ATHENS MAYOR, KELLY GERTZ IS WORRIED ABOUT HIS COMMUNITY NOW THAT GOVERNOR KEMP DECIDED TO ALLOW FOR THE SALT SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER TO EXPIRE TONIGHT, HE SAYS DATA DOES NOT SEEM TO INDICATE THAT WE ARE AS A STATE IN THE CLEAR YET HE WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE ATHENS TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE UNTIL THERE IS A TWO WEEK DECLINE IN ACTIVE NEW COVID-19 CASES THEN HE WILL START A FACE-TO- FACE APPROACH HE SAYS HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT MIXED MESSAGES DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH GOVERNOR KEMP’S DECISION TO MOVE FORWARD BY ALLOWING THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER TO EXPIRE AN INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY LEADERS ASKING THEIR CITIES TO STAY PUT >> WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF 130,000 PEOPLE UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES MORE THAN 40,000 PEOPLE COME INTO OUR COMMUNITY EVERY DAY TO WORK SO WE DO NEED TO BE UNIFIED AND THE UNIFYING MESSAGE I WILL CONTINUE TO SEND IS TO LOOK AT THE DATA AND WHEN THE DATA INDICATES IT IS SAFE FOR THE FIRST DAYS OF REOPENING, THAT IS WHEN I WILL ENCOURAGE THAT >> Reporter: GERTZ ALSO WORRIES IF WE DON’T CONTINUE TO SHELTER- IN-PLACE THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE NOT ONLY A SECOND WAVE OF CASES BUT POSSIBLY A SERIES OF WAVES >>> THE CONVERSATION ABOUT REOPENING HAS CENTERED AROUND WHETHER FEWER PEOPLE IN GEORGIA ARE GETTING SICK THE LATEST NUMBERS SHOW MORE THAN 23rd — 26,000 PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE, UP ABOUT 20% FROM LAST WEEK MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED , A 28% INCREASE FROM LAST WEEK BUT MORE TESTING OF COURSE MEANS MORE REPORTED CASES 11ALIVE’S CHERYL PREHEIM HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH GOVERNOR KEMP ABOUT THE DECISION TO LET THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE EXPIRE AND WHAT HE SEES IN THE DATA >> I KNOW IT IS KIND OF COUNTERINTUITIVE WHEN THEY SEE THE NUMBER OF CASES GOING UP THAT IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING BECAUSE IT MEANS WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT WHAT ELSE IS GOOD IS THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW, AND REALLY WATCHING THIS TREND, THE NUMBER OF CASES, TESTS ARE GOING UP AND THE PERCENTAGE OF THE POSITIVE CASES TO THE NUMBER OF TESTS CONTINUES TO DROP AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE SO WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT THE NUMBER OF POSITIVES, THAT PERCENTAGE IS DROPPING SO THAT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN >> Reporter: YOU TALK A LOT ABOUT EXTENDING THE CAPACITY AND THE NUMBER OF VENTILATORS WHAT IS THAT STANDARD HOW MUCH DOES IT FACTOR INTO THE DECISION TO LIFT THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE? >> THE BIG PART OF IT THAT IS SOME OF THE DATA WE ARE FOLLOWING THOSE NUMBERS LITERALLY, EVERY DAY I GET AN UPDATE SEVEN DAYS WEEK ON THAT WE HAD THE LOWEST VENTILATORS USED TO DATE THEN WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME OUR HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY CONTINUES TO BE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE SO THAT IS REALLY WHAT THE — ALL THE PREVIOUS ORDERS WERE DOING WAS ALLOWING US TIME TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND BUILD UP THAT CAPACITY AND NOW THAT WE HAVE DONE THAT, I FEEL LIKE IT WAS TIME FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD >> WE WILL HAVE CHERYL’S FULL INTERVIEW WITH GOVERNOR KEMP COMING UP IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR >>> THE GOVERNOR SAYSTHE STATE WILL LOOK AT NUMBERS TO MAKE DECISIONS AND THE VIRUS IS NOT GOING AWAY A LOT OF YOU HAVE ASKED US HOW WE WILL KNOW IF REOPENING A BUSINESS WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER SPIKE IN CASES JOE HENKE TALKS WITH ONE OF THE TOP DOCTORS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO GET YOU SOME ANSWERS >> THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN RECENT EVENTS SUCH AS BUSINESSES REOPENING THAT LED TO PEOPLE LEAVING THEIR HOUSES NOW THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER FOR THE STATE IS SET TO EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT I TALKED WITH AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST FROM THE UNIVERSITY — EMORY UNIVERSITY, WHO TELLS ME THAT HE WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE THE REPORTING OF NEW COVID-19 CASES FOR THE STATE IN ABOUT 2 TO 3 WEEKS WHEN — STARTS SHOWING UP IN THE REPORTING BY THE STATE HE HAS BEEN WATCHING NUMBERS THIS WEEK FOR EASTER AND PASSOVER WORK SINCE WE ARE TWO WEEKS OR MULTIPLE RESULT FROM THOSE EVENTS AND HE WAS CURIOUS TO SEE IF FAMILIES CAME TOGETHER IN PERSON FOR THE HOLIDAYS THAT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY LED TO A SPIKE IN NUMBERS BUT HE WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE THE NUMBERS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. HAIR SALONS, BARBER SHOPS, BUSINESSES OPENING LAST FRIDAY AND RESTAURANT OPEN ON MONDAY AND OF THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE SET TO EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT AND TOMORROW, SOME PROPERTIES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE OPENING SEVEN GEORGIA MALLS >>> EVEN IF WE SEE SOME OF THE NUMBERS START TO DECLINE A LITTLE BIT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY CAN’T COME BACK UP AGAIN ONCE INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN

EXPOSED HAVE THAT TIME TO BECOME ILL AND GOING GET TESTED >> DR. BERNARD CHECK SAYS RESEARCH STILL SHOWS 14 DAYS IS THE WINDOW SOMEONE CAN GO FROM BEING INFECTED UNTIL THE END OF WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE SYMPTOMS SHOWING IT TAKES TIME FOR THEM TO GET TESTED BUT THOSE RESULTS WILL BE REPORTED BACK TO THEM THAT IS WHERE IT COULD TAKE TWO WEEKS IF NOT UP TO THREE WEEKS BEFORE WE KNOW THE ACTUAL IMPACT OF GEORGIA’S DECISION TO REOPEN >>> AS SOON AS THE GOVERNOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT, WE BEGIN HEARING FROM PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE STATE OF GEORGIA SOME OF YOU AGREE WITH THE DECISION TO LET THE ORDER EXPIRE SOME OF YOU, UPSET OR WORRIED AND YOU DO WANT TO WEIGH IN SO YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE IN ON OUR ONLINE POLL BY GOING TO 11ALIVE .COM/VOTE HERE IS WHAT A FEW GEORGIANS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE DECISION >> MY NAME IS CAROLYN SHEPPARD AND I AM CALLING FROM ATHENS, GEORGIA >> I LIVE IN SOUTH FULTON, ATLANTA WITH THIS GREG FROM CANTON >> AS FOR THE GOVERNOR AND WHAT HE IS DOING — >> SEEN ALL THE PEOPLE GOING ABOUT AS NORMAL WITHOUT MASKS >> MY NAME IS MARIAM I THINK GOVERNOR KEMP IS DOING THE RIGHT THING. IT IS JUST HORRIBLE >> I HATE THAT GOVERNOR KEMP REOPENED THE CITY BECAUSE IT HAS GIVEN FALSE HOPE >> IT CAN CAN’T GEORGIA CLOSED I KNOW IT IS HARD FOR PEOPLE BUT IF YOU DO SOCIAL DISTANCING, IT WILL WORK >> I DEFINITELY DO NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF CAMP REOPENING THE SMALL BUSINESSES. IT IS NOT SAFE >>> I HOPE AND PRAY GOVERNOR KEMP DOES NOT EXTEND THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE >> I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT LIFTING THE STAY IN PLACE TONIGHT I CAN UNDERSTAND BOTH SIDES WE NEED TO GET OUT AND START TRIMMING BACK TO SOME SEMBLANCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE BUT I JUST HOPE THAT EVERYBODY IS CONSIDERATE AND HAS SOME TYPE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN MOVING FORWARD WE CAN’T GO BACK TO WHERE WE WERE 3 MONTHS AGO OR IT IS GOING TO BE EVEN WORSE >> THANK YOU AND BE SAFE >> WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT GEORGIA’S SHELTER- IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRE IN CALL AND LEAVE US A MESSAGE AT 678-765-9514 BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME, NUMBER AND WHERE YOU LIVE WE MAY SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ON AIR >>> MANY OF US KNOW SOMEONE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS AND YOU ARE REACHING OUT TO US TO SHARE GOOD NEWS OF RECOVERY TODAY AFTER 30 DAYS IN AN ICU, A METRO ATLANTA MAN WAS FINALLY RELEASED TO THE HOSPITAL KAITLYN ROSS SHARES HIS STORY TONIGHT >> YOU CAN’T GO OUT THE DOOR >> Reporter: FOR 30 DAYS, ROBERT HAS LIVED IN A 12 BY 40 ROOM AT EMORY, ST. JOSEPH’S >> I COULD NOT MOVE HOW CAN WE DO THIS? I WANT OUT OF HERE I’M SO AFRAID >> HE WAS ON A VENTILATOR FOR 13 OF THOSE DAYS HE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY HE COULD NOT SEE HIS WIFE >> I WOULD TELL THEM I WANT MY WIFE AT THE TIME I COULD NOT BEGIN TO REALIZE THERE WAS NO VISITORS ALLOWED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR HE SAYS TALKING WITH HER OVER FACETIME EVERY DAY GOT HIM THROUGH COVID-19 >> MY WIFE HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE IF I NEED SOMETHING, SHE WOULD BRUSH IT OFF >> Reporter: HE WAS ENCOURAGED, TOO BY EVERYONE WHO TOOK CARE OF HIM OVER THE PAST MONTH HE IS SO GRATEFUL FOR THE CARE AND SUPPORT HE GOT FROM THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO ALWAYS BELIEVED HE WOULD RECOVER >> HAVE FAITH AND DO WHAT YOUR DOCTORS TELL YOU TO DO >> Reporter: ROBERT IS BEING DISCHARGED TODAY BUT CANNOT GO HOME YET BUT HE WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO A REHAB THE CITY WHERE HE WILL CONTINUE TO GAIN STRENGTH AND HOPEFULLY CONTINUE HIS RECOVERY >>> NEXT ON PRIMETIME, LOOKING FOR THE THIRD CORONAVIRUS TEST DR. ROY JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT TESTS AND HOW THEY WORK >>> AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE STREAMING ALL THREE HOURS OF 11ALIVE NEWS PRIMETIME ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL RIGHT NOW YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE AND GET IN ON THE CONSULATE CONVERSATION AND

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IN >>> IN ATLANTA, A LANDMARK TURNING INTO A CORONAVIRUS TESTING FIGHT THE ARTHUR BANK AND COOL RESPONSE ARE SETTING UP A SITE AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD NEAR MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM THE PLAN IS FOR TESTING TO TAKE PLACE WEEKDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM THEY WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO PREREGISTER BUT THERE IS ALSO ON-SITE REGISTRATION >>> WHEN I COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM TAKING STEPS TO MAKE IT SAFER BUT ISSUES REMAIN ON THE METRO DOUG RICHARDS HAS MORE ON WHAT IS AT STAKE >> Reporter: WHEN I COUNTY IS STILL CONTINUING TO RUN BUSES AND ITS DRIVERS ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO REDUCE THE WAYS THAT THEY AND PASSENGERS WOULD BE EXPOSED ON BUSES TO COVID-19 GWINNETT COUNTY BUSES HAVE LIMITED THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON EACH BUS AND IMPLEMENTED OTHER STEPS TO REDUCE COVID-19 EXPOSURE THAT IS A RISK FOR BOTH PASSENGERS AND BUS OPERATORS OPERATORS REPRESENTED BY THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION HAVE BEEN IN TALKS WITH GWYNETH, MARTA AND COBB COUNTY BUS SYSTEMS TO LOWER THE RISKS THE UNION HAS ASKED FOR HAZARD PAY, BPE AND OTHER SAFETY GEAR, REQUIRING MASKS FOR PASSENGERS AND PAID COVID-19 TESTING FOR TRANSIT WORKERS AMONG OTHER THINGS >> WE ARE LOOKING FOR, IN ADDITION WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS PANDEMIC LEAVE, PROTECTION >> Reporter: FRED IS THE LOCAL UNION PRESIDENT >> WE NEED SOMETHING THAT IF THEY NEED TO TAKE OFF FOR THIS COVID-19 IT WILL ACTUALLY PROTECT THEM AS FAR AS THEIR WAGES AND THEIR BENEFITS >> Reporter: THE COMPANY THAT OPERATES GWINNETT COUNTY BUS SYSTEM SAYS SOME OF THOSE REQUESTS HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED AND THAT DRIVERS ARE STILL GETTING PAID FULL-TIME WHILE WORKING FEWER HOURS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE REMAINS OUR TOP PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES JEFF HULLINGER GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT HAVE BEEN CLOSELY COLLABORATING TO ADDRESS THE EMERGING SITUATION THE COMPANY OPERATING GWYNETH TRANSIT TOLD US IN A STATEMENT >> THE UNION HAS BEEN IN TALKS WITH COBB COUNTY’S TRANSIT SYSTEM WHERE THE COMPANY THAT OPERATES THAT TRANSIT SYSTEM TO WORK IMPROVE CONDITIONS THERE BUT THE UNION SAYS MARTA HAS ACTUALLY GIVEN DRIVERS A ONE- TIME BONUS FOR WORKING DURING THE PANDEMIC >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS LAUNCHED OPERATION WARP SPEED TO GET A VACCINATION FOR COVID- 19 AS FAST AS POSSIBLE DR. ANTHONY FIVE SHE SAYS HE BELIEVES THE UNITED STATES DR ANTHONY FAUCI BELIEVES THE UNITED STATES COULD HAVE A VACCINE BY JANUARY BUT THEY NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE ANY VACCINE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE JOINING US NOW IS NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT, DR LIBBY ROY THANKS FOR THE TIME AS COMPANIES MAKE A MOVE TO TRY TO FAST TRACK DEVELOPING A VACCINE, HOW MIGHT THAT SPEED UP THE PROCESS AND IN WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WARNED TO BE LONG AND METHODICAL? >> I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE IS CALLING THIS OPERATION WARP SPEED, IF THAT MEANS MORE FUNDING, TO RECRUIT MORE SCIENTISTS AND DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS AND MORE MANPOWER AND MAYBE MORE SUPPLIES THAT IS GREAT BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN PART OF THE PROCESS OF VACCINE DISCOVERY THAT REALLY CAN’T BE RUSHED, NOT IF YOU WANT TO DO IT ACCURATELY AND WELL WISHES REALLY THE CLINICAL TRIAL PART WHERE WE ARE TESTING THE VACCINE IN ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS REMEMBER THE PHASE 1 OF CLINICAL TRIALS IS SAFETY, PHASE 2 IS EFFICACY AND PHASE 3 IS DOING PHASE 1 AND TWO AND A LARGE SCALE

ALL OF THAT TAKES A LONG TIME IT TAKES, ON AVERAGE, 5 YEARS IF NOT LONGER TO MAKE A VACCINE SO THE FACT WE ARE TRYING TO RUSH IT INTO LESS THAN TWO YEARS, IT IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT SO YEAH, I DON’T ANTICIPATE A VACCINE COMING OUT IN UNDER A YEAR AT LEAST >> Reporter: THERE HAS BEEN SOME PROGRESS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TESTING WE HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE TWO DIFFERENT KINDS WHICH WOULD BE THE INFECTION TEST AND THE ANTIBODY TEST BUT TALK ABOUT THIS THIRD TEST NOW, THE ANTIGEN TEST AND HOW IT IS, WHAT, CHEAPER TO MAKE AND EASIER TO USE? >> SO YES, THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION AND IT GETS CONFUSING WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT TESTING REGIMENS THE PCR TEST WE ARE SEEING, THE NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB IS A DIAGNOSTIC TEST LOOKING FOR VIRAL PARTICLES THE ANTIGEN TEST WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THAT, THE PCR TEST AND ALSO A DIAGNOSTIC TEST BUT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT ON THE ACTUAL VIRUS SURFACE PARTICLES ON THE VIRUS’S SURFACE IDEALLY, IT WILL BE A RAPID TEST BUT THE KEY PIECES GOING TO BE THAT WHETHER IT IS ACCURATE THE LAST THING WE NEED IS A TEST THAT DOESN’T HAVE SENSITIVITY OR SPECIFICITY AND THE LAST THING WE WANT IS FALSE NEGATIVES AND FALSE POSITIVES SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE, YES IT IS IDEALLY, RAPID BUT ALSO THAT IT IS ACCURATE >> Reporter: DR. ROY, THANKS FOR THE TIME APPRECIATED >>> LESTER HOLT WILL HAVE MUCH MORE COMING UP ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS AT 6:30 INCLUDING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A VACCINE AND HOW IT WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED >>> I’M METEOROLOGIST CHRIS HOLCOMB FROM THE 11ALIVE STORMTRACKERS BUT I KNOW YOU SAW THE COOLER AIR AND BREEZY CONDITIONS TODAY IT WILL REMAIN COOL TONIGHT BUT BREEZES WILL START DYING DOWN THROUGH THE EVENING WATCH OUR TEMPERATURES WILL FALL FROM THE 60s THIS HOUR INTO THE 50s NEXT HOUR AND THROUGH THE LATE-NIGHT HOURS AND THEN FALLING INTO THE LOWER 50s HERE BY TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL SEE THAT THE CLOUD SYMBOL IS DISAPPEARING FROM THE GRAPHIC THAT INDICATES THAT CLEARING SKY THAT WE WILL EXPERIENCE TONIGHT A GREAT DAY SATURDAY, DESPITE THE COOLER START IN THE MORNING, IN THE LOW 50s WE WILL GET INTO THE 70s IN THE AFTERNOON FINALLY, WARMING UP TODAY WITH A LOW AVERAGE TOMORROW JUST BELOW THE AVERAGE BUT STILL AN 11 ON THE WIZOMETER WITH BRIGHT SUNSHINE, DRY AIR IN PLACE CRYSTAL CLEAR, LOOKING VERY NICE FOR TONIGHT, WE WILL BE CLEARING IN THE CLOUDS DISAPPEAR TONIGHT AND IN THE MORNING, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES, COOL START BUT YOU WILL NOTICE TEMPERATURES WARMING PRETTY QUICKLY DURING THE DAY TOMORROW MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND BY AFTERNOON WE GET INTO THOSE 70s , LOW TO MID 70’S IN SOME SPOTS AND THE WARMING TREND CONTINUES INTO SATURDAY SATURDAY MORNING, WE START OFF WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES THEN WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CLOUDS MIXING AND AT TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON STILL MOSTLY SUNNY, LOOKING REALLY NICE OUT THERE DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS, AND THEN WE GO THROUGH AFTER LUNCH, WE WILL SEE GREAT VISIBILITY FOR THE FLYOVER OF THE THUNDER BOARDSTHUNDERBIRDS AND BLUE ANGELS, SUNNY SKIES, MORE AIR, 77 THAT THEY HAVE CHANGED THE TIME A LITTLE BIT WE REPORTED EARLIER AFTER 2:00 AND NOW THEY ARE SAYING 1:35 AND WE STILL DON’T KNOW THE EXACT FLIGHT PATH YET THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO RELEASE THAT ON FRIDAY HERE’S A LOOK AT THE EXTENDED OUTLET OUTLOOK ON SUNDAY, STILL LOOKING GOOD, MONDAY A COUPLE OF SHOWERS MAINLY IN NORTH GEORGIA, TUESDAY, SCATTERED SHOWERS MOVE OUR WAY AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF THUNDER RIGHT NOW IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A SYSTEM TO WORRY ABOUT BUT WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IF IT CHANGES SEVEN-DAY OUTLOOK, 73 HIGH FRIDAY, 81 SATURDAY, WARM UP CONTINUES SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY, MID 80s BUT WE WILL SEE A 20 TO 30% CHANCE FOR SOURS MONDAY TO TUESDAY, 20% TUESDAY, CLEARING OUT WEDNESDAY >>> WE GO TO FULTON COUNTY WHERE CHUCK IS BEING USED IN AN INSPIRING WAY 7-YEAR-OLD HAZEL LIVES LOVES TO DROP SO SHE LOVES TO DRAW ART WITH CHALK AND THE NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAY IN EXCHANGE FOR DONATIONS SHE WAS NOT EXPECTING MUCH BUT IN ONE WEEK SHE HAS OVER 20 ORDERS, FOOD DONATIONS, COLLECTED MORE THAN $800 SHE PLANS TO DONATE THE PROCEEDS TO THE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER IN SANDY SPRINGS >>> BE SURE TO LET US KNOW THE GOOD THINGS YOU ARE SEEING AROUND YOU JUST USE THE #SEND THE LOVE ATL >>> NEXT ON PRIME TIME, IS THE

WHITE HOUSE REALLY SELLING >>> THE VIRITI VERIFY TEAM IS HERE TO GET FACTS LIKE THESE THE CLAIM THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SELLING COMMEMORATIVE COINS FOR COVID-19 SPARKING OUTRAGE FROM MANY WE WILL VERIFY IS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE IS SELLING THESE COINS? WE TRACKED THE COINS DOWN TO THE SITE, WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP COM THAT IS OUR FIRST CLUE A GOVERNMENT RUN WEBSITE WOULD BE.GOV, NOT .COM THOUGH PRETTY SICK SURPRISE SOME ARE CONFUSED WITH THE SEAL IN THE CORNER, PHOTOS OF THE WHITE HOUSE IN A SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME IT LOOKS LIKE THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PAGE THE VERIFY TEAM SPOKE WITH THE CEO OF THE GIFT SHOP VIA EMAIL IT TURNS OF THE VARIATION OF THE SHOP HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1946 IT WAS ONCE LOCATED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BASEMENT BUT HE CONFIRMED THAT IS NOT THE CASE ANYMORE.’S COMPANY, GIANNINI STRATEGIC LLC HAS CLEARLY WRITTEN ON THE WEBSITE, NO GOVERNMENT FUNDS ARE EVER USED IN THE SHOT WE CAN VERIFY, FALSE, THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT SELLING COVID-19 COMMEMORATIVE COINS TO PRIVATE COMPANIES BY THE WAY, GIANNINI TELLS ME THEY HAVE SOLD NEARLY 1000 COINS NETTING ABOUT $100,000 HE SAYS HE IS GOING TO PURSLANE A MATCH EVERY DOLLAR WITH ALL THE MONEY GOING TO THE CDC FOUNDATION AND THE JOHN HOPKINS CHEMO CANCER CENTER >>> NEXT ON PRIME TIME, PEOPLE

>>> AT MIDNIGHT, GEORGIA’S SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER WILL EXPIRE, GOVERNOR KEMP CHOOSING NOT TO RENEW BUT URGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND PRACTICE STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES HE SAID AT RISK GROUPS SHOULD SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL JUNE 12 FOR PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER THOSE LIVING IN NURSING HOMES OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS LIKE CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, SEVERE HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, MODERATE TO SEVERE AFTER ASTHMA AND SEVERE OBESITY TO RENAME IF YOU PICKING UP WITH THE SHELTER IN PLACE STANDING TONIGHT SOME BUSINESSES STILL MUST STAY CLOSE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, MUSIC PARKS, LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUES AND PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS ALL MUST STAY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 13 THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE RULES VARY BY BUSINESS FOR A MEASURED HEALTH DRIVEN APPROACH IT IS IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOU CONTEXT ABOUT WHERE GEORGIA IS STANDING RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF CASES AND DEATHS THE LATEST NUMBERS SHOWING MORE THAN 26,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS THAT IS UP ABOUT 20% FROM LAST WEEK, MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND 28% INCREASE FROM LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR SAYS WE ARE SEEING CASES GO UP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE TESTING HAS EXPANDED SO MUCH IN OUR AREA 11ALIVE CHERYL PREHEIM SPOKE WITH THE GOVERNOR EARLIER TODAY ABOUT HIS DECISION AND WHAT GEORGIANS SHOULD EXPECT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS >> Reporter: TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR DECISION TO EXTEND THE GEORGIA STATE OF EMERGENCY THROUGH JUNE 12 AND WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT? >>> WELL, YOU KNOW, I HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ROSS AND THEY BOTH AGREED WE NEEDED TO EXTEND THE ORDER THAT GIVES US THE ABILITY THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND OTHER EMERGENCY POWERS TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN RECENT DAYS TO RAMP UP OUR TESTING. WE HAVE SEEN A RECORD DAY THIS WEEKEND REALLY SOME EXPONENTIAL GROWTH THERE WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO MORE BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS ME THE ABILITY FROM A WAIVER PERSPECTIVE WITH POTENTIAL OUTSIDE DOCTORS AND NURSES FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE COMING IN, HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY ISSUES THERE IS A LOT OF REASONS TO EXTEND THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN HAVE 100% RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA >> Reporter: YOU HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT EXTENDING THE HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY AND ALSO THE NUMBER OF VENTILATORS WHERE DOES THAT STAND AND HOW MUCH HAS THAT FACTORED IN TO YOUR DECISION TO LIFT THE OVERALL SHELTER IN PLACE? >> WELL, THE BIG PART OF IT, THAT IS SOME OF THE DATA THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING THAT THOSE NUMBERS LITERALLY EVERY DAY I GET AN UPDATE EVERY W7 DAYS ON THAT WE HAVE THE LOWEST VENTILATOR USED TO DATE THAT WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME OUR HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY CONTINUES TO BE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE SO THAT IS REALLY WHAT THE , ALL OF THESE PREVIOUS ORDERS WERE DOING WAS ALLOWING US TIME

TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND REALLY BUILD UP THE CAPACITY AND NOW THAT WE HAD DONE THAT, I FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY AFFECTED BY THIS, THOSE IN THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, THE ELDERLY AND MEDICALLY FRAGILE BUT ALSO EASING UP ON THE SHELTER IN PLACE FOR OTHER GEORGIANS BECAUSE THEY HAVE DONE WHAT WE ASKED THEY HAVE HELPED US TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE OUT AND ALSO GET OUR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING STARTING TO RAMP UP AS WELL >> PEOPLE HAVE DONE WHAT THE STATE HAS ASKED FOR THE MOST PART AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT NOW MOVING FORWARD THAT PEOPLE CONTINUE MAKING SOME OF THOSE PERSONAL DECISIONS ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY ARE OUTDOOR WHETHER THEY WEAR MASKS, A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE DAY-TO-DAY CHOICES ABOUT HOW THEY MOVE FORWARD? >> I THINK THAT IS REALLY THE MESSAGE THAT I HAVE FOR PEOPLE IS NUMBER ONE, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US FLATTEN THE CURVE AND HAVE THE TIME TO DO ALL OF THIS WORK AND BE PREPARED BUT ALSO, I FEEL LIKE IT IS TIME TO FREE THEM UP A LITTLE BIT IT IS TIME TO GET OUR ECONOMY BACK STARTED WE CANNOT CONTINUE DOWN THIS ROAD WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DEPRESSION LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT IF WE DO AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING CRAZY TRYING TO GET FOOD AND MEDICINES FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THAT IS NOT WHAT WE WANT IN THE STATE OR THIS COUNTRY AND WE ARE TAKING A MEASURED STEP FORWARD TO ALLOW THAT BUT WE HAVE ALSO GOT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE OUR CITIZENS BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM WE STILL HAVE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE WE HAVE THE LARGE GATHERING BAN IN PLACE WE ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP SOME ESTABLISHMENTS CLOSED LIKE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE DATA AS WE MOVE INTO PHASE 2 ABOUT EASING UP ON THAT BUT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE FREEING PEOPLE UP TO MOVE AROUND A LITTLE MORE THAN THEY HAVE, WE DO NEED THEM TO, YOU KNOW, WEAR A MASK IS GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE OR THE PHARMACY, I HAVE TALKED WITH DR. TO ME ABOUT THAT THAT IS WHAT SHE DOES BUT WHEN SHE GOES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TO WALK HER DOG SHE IS NOT WEARING A MASK AND SHE CAN SOCIAL DISTANCING HERSELF FROM PEOPLE WE JUST NEED PEOPLE TO USE GOOD COMMON SENSE AND I KNOW OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY, THOSE THAT DECIDED TO OPENED AND THAT WAS NOT A MANDATE BUT A CHOICE, BUT THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES THAT WE HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, THEIR EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS THEIR CUSTOMERS >> Reporter: ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE ARE GETTING IS ABOUT THE NUMBERS PEOPLE SEEING THE NUMBER OF CASES GOING UP TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING WITH THE CURVE AND THOSE CASE NUMBERS? >> THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT METRICS WE ARE FOLLOWING EVERY DAY AND I KNOW IT IS KIND OF COUNTERINTUITIVE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY SEE THE NUMBER OF CASES GOING UP THAT IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT WHAT ELSE IS GOOD IS THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW, REALLY WATCHING THIS TREND, THE NUMBER OF CASES, TESTS ARE GOING UP AND THE PERCENTAGE OF THE POSITIVE CASES TO THE NUMBER OF TESTS CONTINUES TO DROP AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SAVE SO WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT THE NUMBER OF POSITIVES WE ARE GETTING, THAT PERCENTAGE IS DROPPING SO THAT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET RID OF THE VIRUS. NONE OF THESE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING IS DESIGNED TO GET RID OF THE VIRUS IT IS DESIGNED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE HEALTH CARE OF CAPACITY AND TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ANY PATIENT IN GEORGIA THAT NEEDS TO HAVE A HOSPITAL BED OR MEDICAL ATTENTION THAT IS WHERE THE GUIDELINES AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WERE DESIGNED FOR WE NEED THOSE GUIDELINES TO MOVE INTO PHASE 1 SO THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE BUT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE SEEK COMMUNITY SPREAD, WE DON’T NEED IT TO TURN INTO A HOTSPOT OR EPICENTER PEOPLE FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES, THAT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE GOOD NUMBERS AS WE MOVE FORWARD DOCTORS HAVE SAID THERE ARE SO MANY UNKNOWNS, THE WHAT NEXT IS A BIG QUESTION MARK HOW MUCH HAS THE STATE TALKED THROUGH POTENTIAL NEXT STEPS AS WE SEE THE IMPACTS UNFOLD OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS? >> I CONTINUE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH A LOT OF OUR HOSPITALS, CEOs ON THE BED CAPACITY ISSUE AND THESE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SLOWLY REOPENING GEORGIA’S ECONOMY ARE A BIG PART OF THAT THEY HAVE SO MANY EMPTY HOSPITAL BEDS THEY ARE BECOMING FINANCIALLY NOT VIABLE THAT IS A BIG CONCERN TO THEM THAT IS THE LAST THING WE NEED IS FOR HOSPITALS TO START LAYING OFF NURSES AND DOCTORS AND CLOSING THEIR DOORS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FINANCIALLY VIABLE WE HAVE GIVEN THE SIGNAL THAT THEY CAN START SOME OF THESE ELECTRIC ELECTIVE SURGERIES BACK

BUT ALSO GET SOME GOOD HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS SO THEY ARE IN SUPPORT OF THOSE TYPE THINGS EVERYBODY REALIZES THAT WE ARE HEARING THIS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND DR. BIRX AND DR FAUCI EVERYBODY HAS THEIR EYES ON THE ALL ONCE WE GET THROUGH WHERE WE ARE HERE HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS, NEXT MONTH OR SO, MOVE INTO A DIFFERENT PHASE WE ALSO HAVE TO PREPARE FOR REBOUND THIS FALL IF THE VIRUS COMES BACK WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE WHO KNOWS IF WE WILL HAVE MEDICAL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE THERE ARE SOME PROMISING THINGS OUT THERE POTENTIALLY, A VACCINE, I AM NOT THE EXPERT ON THAT THERE IS A LOT OF REALLY SMART PEOPLE WORKING ON THAT ISSUE AND I CERTAINLY HOPE AND PRAY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL BUT A LOT OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING, WE STOOD UP TO BE IN PLACE FOR A LONG TIME WE KNEW THIS WOULD NOT BE OVER IN JUNE AND MAYBE CALM DOWN IN JUNE AND LIFE MAY GO BACK TO RELATIVELY NORMAL FORMAT WITH CERTAINLY A NEW WORLD ORDER FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THIS TO COME BACK IN THE FALL AND CONTINUE TO DO THAT, QUITE HONESTLY, UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE OR SOME SORT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT >> Reporter: ONE STEP AT A TIME, I GUESS GOVERNOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIME APPRECIATED >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON >>> WE LOVE TO SEE YOU SHARING THE GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN AND AROUND OUR COMMUNITIES AND A FAMILY IN FAYETTE COUNTY IS DOING JUST THAT ETHAN STANLEY REACHED OUT TO SHOW WHAT HE IS DOING WHATEVER IT IS TAKE TO MAKE AN IMPACT HE IS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN A LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND HAS BEEN THE MANAGER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM FOR 10 YEARS NOW, MORE THAN THAT HE HAS WORKED SO HARD FOR HIS 30th BIRTHDAY HE ORGANIZED A PARADE IN MORE THAN 50 CARS PARTICIPATED IT IS CERTAINLY A BIRTHDAY HE WILL NEVER FORGET REMEMBER, YOU CAN GET IN ON THE ACTION AND LET US KNOW THE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AROUND YOU SEND US YOUR VIDEOS, PICTURES AND USE THE #SENDTHELOVEATL

YOU CAN ALSO TEXT THEM >>> COVID-19 HAS BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH THAT WE NOW HAVE SURVIVORS TO CELEBRATE BUT IT WILL TAKE MONTHS, EVEN YEARS FOR SOME TO RECOVER FROM THE FINANCIAL TOLL OF FIGHTING THE VIRUS REBECCA LINDSTROM TAKE A LOOK AT THE CONFUSION SURROUNDING MEDICAL COSTS >> Reporter: THEY ARE THE MOMENTS TO KEEP HOPE ALIVE THE CHEERS AND REUNIONS WITH LOVED ONES >> THOSE DOCTORS AND NURSES, I MEAN, THEY DESERVE EVERY PENNY THEY GET PICKED >> Reporter: NOT ONLY DID COOK SURVIVE COVID-19 BUT SO DID HER FATHER AND DAUGHTER WHO SPENT 11 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR BUT COOK HERSELF, ALMOST DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL >> IN MY HEAD I WAS GOING, WE CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER BILL WE ARE GOING TO LOSE OUR HOUSE HOW I’M I GOING TO PAY FOR THIS? AND IT IS A LOT >> Reporter: SO FAR THE BILLS FOR COOK’S CARE IS $18,000 SHE IS WAITING TO SEE WHAT HER INSURANCE WILL PAY BUT SHE FEARS IT WON’T BE MUCH BUT I READ THE OTHER DAY THEY PAY LIKE $300 A DAY FOR A HOSPITAL STAY AND I’M LIKE, HOLY COW >> Reporter: SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HER DAUGHTERS CARES WOULD COST >> HI, DADDY >> RICHARD PELLEGRINO, AND MANNY COBB COUNTY WAS ON A VENTILATOR FOR ABOUT A WEEK HIS BILL? >> IT WAS $199,000 AND CHANGE AND IT WAS SURPRISING BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BIG A BILL IN MY LIFE FOR ANYTHING >> Reporter: 18,000 OF THAT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH TWO VISITS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE HE WAS TURNED AWAY WITHOUT RECEIVING THE COVID-19 TEST PELLEGRINO ALSO RECEIVED AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT >> I WAS OFFERED AND ACCEPTED THE ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS >> Reporter: NOT ALL HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE AGREED TO COVER THAT — >> Reporter: BURNETT HAYES WITH THE CONSUMER ADVOCACY NONPROFIT GEORGIA WATCH HAS A GUYS THAT FAMILIES CAN USE TO NAVIGATE INSURANCE PROVIDERS ON THE GOVERNMENT MOST SAY THEY WILL COVER TESTING >> THE TREATMENT ASPECT OF COVID-19 HEALTHCARE IS WHERE THE CONFUSION IS >> Reporter: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAID IT WILL FOOT THE BILL FOR THE UNINSURED AND MEDICARE WHICH PELLEGRINO HAS STILL, HIS LAST STATEMENT HAS HIM ON THE HOOK FOR $38,000 >> WE ARE LIVING DAY-TO-DAY >> Reporter: JUST SEARCH GOFUNDME COVID-19 MEDICAL BILLS AND YOU WILL FIND AN ALMOST ENDLESS LIST OF FAMILIES ASKING FOR HELP FAMILIES LIKE COOK WHO MADE THE TOUGH DECISION NOT TO GET THE INHALER PRESCRIBED AS PART OF HER COVID-19 RECOVERY >> WAS LIKE $360. THAT IS A CAR PAYMENT THAT IS PART OF A HOUSE PAYMENT >> SHE SAYS SHE DOES NOT REGRET THE DECISION TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL HER HUSBAND PUT IT SIMPLY, >> I’D RATHER PAY A HOSPITAL BILL THAN A FUNERAL BILL FOR YOU AND I KIND OF, THAT RESONATED IN MY HEAD >> Reporter: FROM TESTING TO COST OF ADMISSIONS, WHAT ARE YOU BEING ASKED TO PAY? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU EMAIL US AT COVID-19 MEDICAL BILLS@11ALIVE.COM AGAIN, THAT’S COVID-19 MEDICAL BILLS 11ALIVE .COM IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT TO DO NEXT, WE HAVE PUT A LINK TO THIS RESOURCE GUIDE ON OUR WEBSITE >>> I’M METEOROLOGIST, CHRIS HOLCOMB FROM THE 11ALIVE STORM TRACKER SPEC WE HAD COOLER IN PLACE TODAY, TOPPING OUT BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW END MID 60s IN SOME SPOTS AND THE COOLER WILL STICK WITH US AS WE GO THROUGH THE NIGHT HOURS TOMORROW IT WILL BE A COOL START BUT COOLER AIR STARTS TO RETREAT BACK TO THE NORTH AND THAT WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR THE WARMER AIR MOVING INTO OUR AREA WE WILL BE FEELING THAT ON SATURDAY WE GO BACK TO THE LOWER 80s AND BY SUNDAY, WARMER AIR CONTINUES TO MOVE IN, WE WILL BE IN THE MID-80s AND WE HOLD IN THE MID- 80s AS WE GO INTO THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK THEN YOU WILL NOTICE HERE THE COOLER AIR TO THE NORTH TRYING TO FILL BACK DOWN INTO OUR AREA BY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WE WILL SEE TEMPERATURES STARTING TO DROP AGAIN WHERE WE GO BACK DOWN INTO THE 70s HERE IS THE OUTLOOK INTO NEXT WEEK THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER SHOWING FOR MAY 7 TO THE FIFTH 13th BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO OUR AREA FOR NEXT WEEK THE AVERAGE NEXT WEEK IS ABOUT 78 FOR THE HIGH WE DO THINK WE WILL BE BELOW THAT NEXT WEEK TOMORROW WE WILL SEE A WARM-UP MOVING OUR WAY AND WE WILL WAIT TO SEE IF THAT HALVES ANY IMPACT ON THE POLLEN COUNT

IT WAS REALLY LOW OR MEDIUM TODAY, OFFICIALLY 35 IN THE MEDIUM RANGE BUT I KNOW WE ALL CELEBRATE A POLLEN COUNT IN THE 30s THE MAIN POLLENS ARE HICKORY, OAK, PINE, WALNUT AND MULBERRY GRASSES ARE IN THE MODERATE RANGE NO ISSUES WITH GRASS WEEDS RIGHT NOW MOLD IS IN THE HIGH RANGE NOW, TOO >>> TOMORROW, IT COOL START BUT WE WARM-UP IN THE 70s, PLAY OF SUNSHINE IT IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE FOR TOMORROW HERE’S A LOOK AT YOUR HEADLINES WE ARE GOING TO SEE WARMING AS WE HEAD UP TO THE WEEKEND WITH A DRY PATTERN AHEAD WE WILL FINALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRY OUT A LITTLE BIT THEN THE RAIN CHANCE IS GOING TO RETURN NEXT WEEK BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A MAJOR EVENT COMING IN NEXT WEEK ENJOY PICTURE 11 ON THE WIZOMETER TOMORROW, LOWER 50, HIGH OF 73 FORECAST TONIGHT, QUIET CONDITIONS, CLEARING SKIES AND THEN TO THE DAY TOMORROW, IT WILL BE A NICE DAY WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AROUND AND TEMPERATURES REBOUNDING LOWER TO MID 70’S HERE TOMORROW AND THE WARM-UP CONTINUES GOING INTO SATURDAY JUST A COUPLE OF CLOUDS AROUND WE WILL EVENTUALLY GET INTO THE LOWER 80s SATURDAY AND THEN MID 80s SUNDAY HERE IS THE SEVEN-DAY OUTLOOK WHERE WE SEE THE WARM-UP, 73 FRIDAY, 81 SATURDAY, MID 80s SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY YOU WILL NOTICE RAIN CHANCES COMING BACK, A LOW RANCHETTES MONDAY AT 20% 30% CHANCE FOR SHOWERS OR MAYBE THUNDERSHOWERS ON TUESDAY GOING BACK DOWN TO A 20% >>> FAVOR IS ONE OF THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AND IT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN TEST AT HOME WITH A THERMOMETER THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE DOZENS OF THERMOMETERS AND WAYS TO USE THEM OUR VERIFIED TEAM LOOKS INTO

THE BEST PRACTICES FOR THE BEST RESULTS HERE IS JASON PUCKETT >> Reporter: SEARCH ONLINE AND THERE ARE LOTS OF THERMOMETERS YOU CAN BY WHICH IS BEST AND HOW CAN YOU GET THE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS? TO FIND OUT WE ASKED THE NURSE MANAGER IN ENDOSCOPY AND BIOCONTAINMENT AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL >> WE HAVE FOUND THIS, THE TEMPORAL THERMOMETER ACTUALLY WORKS THE BEST >> Reporter: TEMPORAL THERMOMETERS ARE A NEWER TYPE THAT YOU PAY PLACE AGAINST YOUR FOR HAD TO GET A READING >> IT IS THAT FAST, TOO? >> YES, IT IS THAT FAST AND YOU ARE SIMPLY WIPING IT DOWN WITH AN ALCOHOL WIPE AND YOU CAN TAKE THE NEXT EMPLOYEE COMING IN >> Reporter: THEY ARE BY FAR THE MOST ACCURATE BUT THEY ARE MORE EXPENSIVE AND NOT AS EASY TO FIND WHAT ABOUT INFRARED OR DIGITAL FOR THERMOMETERS? THEY ARE ALL OVER ONLINE AND IN STORES IS THAT BETTER THAN NOTHING? >> ABSOLUTELY, NO QUESTION AND EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE A THERMOMETER LIKE THIS AT HOME >> Reporter: SHE SAYS MOST MODERN THERMOMETERS ARE PRETTY ACTIVE ACCURATE BUT THE DIGITAL ONES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY OUTSIDE FACTORS LIKE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ROOM OR SEMI BUT ANY THERMOMETER WORKS IF YOU TEST AT THAT TIME >> GET YOUR BASIC TEMPERATURE BEFORE YOU ARE FABER ALL PERMIT FOR MOST, HOT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 104 DEGREES BUT SOME PEOPLE RUN HOT OR COLD SO IF YOU TEST BEFORE A FEVER YOU CAN COMPARE THE NUMBER WHEN YOU ARE FEELING SAFE IF YOU ARE ABOVE OR BELOW AVERAGE YOU WILL KNOW IF THE TEMPERATURE IS HIGH FOR YOU NOW YOU HAVE A THERMOMETER, WHERE SHOULD YOU TEST ON YOUR BODY? SHE SAYS RECTAL TESTS ARE THE MOST ACCURATE BUT MOST PEOPLE WON’T DO THAT NEXT IS ORAL BUT THOSE ARE OFTEN OFF BY A FEW DEGREES SHE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THE TEMPORAL FOR THERMOMETER FOR MY QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, YOU’RE NOT ALONE 11ALIVE IS DEDICATED TO GET YOU MORE ANSWERS SEND US A TEXT AT THIS NUMBER OR MESSAGE US ON SOCIAL >>> YESTERDAY THE NCAA MADE A DECISION THAT HAS MADE IT A REAL POSSIBILITY THAT SOON ATHLETES COULD PROFIT OFF THEIR MAIN IMAGE AND LIKENESS THERE COULD BE ADVERTISEMENTS

BUT AS ALICE ALEX GLAZE TELLS US, — >> Reporter: ALEX GLAZE HERE WITH — AN ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS COLLEGE AND PRO ATHLETES >> WE TALK ABOUT STUDENT ATHLETE S USING THEIR IMAGE AND LIKENESS, IT IS GOING TO BE THAT SOCIAL MEDIA ASPECT AND ATHLETES BEING ABLE TO MARKET THEMSELVES >> Reporter: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS FROM THE NCAA’S PERSPECTIVE WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE? >> THE FEAR IS YOU OFF SOMEBODY THAT I 5 RESTAURANT IN TOWN AND HAS A HUGE BACKER OF THE SCHOOL AND DEFEND THAT WILL PUT SOME CRAZY NUMBER ON THE VALUE OF THAT INSTAGRAM POST AND OR WORSE, TRYING TO ATTRACT KIDS BEFORE THEY EVEN GO TO SCHOOL >> SOME MIGHT SAY YOU ARE ONLY WORTH WHAT SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY YOU SO HOW DO YOU REGULATE THAT? >> THAT IS VERY TRUE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT ATHLETES SHOULD MAKE AS MUCH BUT THE NCA DOESN’T FEEL THAT WAY SO IT IS GOING TO BE KIND OF A GIVE AND TAKE THE NCA WILL HAVE TO POLICE THE SOME PATROL IT SO IN ORDER FOR THEM TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE PROCESS, IT WILL BE THE WILD WEST START I IMAGINE, THE RULES WILL HAVE TO BE CHALLENGED AND THERE WILL BE ALL SORTS OF INTERPRETATIONS NECESSARY AND IT IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR COMPLIANCE OFFICES AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE SPORTS WORLD IT WILL BE DIFFICULT BUT ULTIMATELY, I THINK IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO KIDS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE MONEY WHILE IN COLLEGE JUST LIKE KIDS NOT PLAYING SPORTS >>> 11ALIVE NEWS PRIME TIME ON THE ATL STARTS NOW >>> IT IS TIME TO GET OUR ECONOMY BACK STARTED. WE WILL NOT CONTINUE DOWN THIS ROAD >>> GEORGIA’S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRES IN SIX HOURS WE LOOK AT THAT THE GOVERNOR IS ASKING WE ALL DO TO KEEP FIGHTING TO FLATTEN THE COVID- 19 CURVE >>> WITH RESTRICTIONS LOOSENING, EMPTY CITY SEEMS LIKE THIS MAY BE A DISTANT MEMORY SOON NOT ALL OF YOU WELCOME THE CHANGE WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT TONIGHT >>> ATLANTA IS SENDING THE LOVE ONE-WOMAN’S MILESTONE OF A LIFETIME THAT HAS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY CELEBRATING >>> FIRST TONIGHT, GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP CHOOSING NOT TO EXTEND THE STATE SHELTER-IN- PLACE WHICH EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT HOWEVER, HE IS STILL URGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME WHEN POSSIBLE HE SAYS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS IS “FAR FROM OVER.” TEAM COVERAGE BEGINNING WITH JENNIFER BELLAMY BREAKING DOWN WHAT IS STILL IN PLACE AND WHO IT AFFECTS >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR MADE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWITTER THIS AFTERNOON GEORGIA’S MAIN STATEWIDE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRES TONIGHT FOR MANY OF US BUT THERE ARE STILL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR CERTAIN GEORGIANS GOVERNOR KEMP HAS A EXTEND OF THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE TO JUNE 12 FOR THOSE 65 AND OLDER, THOSE LIVING IN NURSING HOMES OR LONG- TERM CARE FACILITIES, AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS LIKE CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, SEVERE HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, MODERATE TO SEVERE ASTHMA AND SEVERE OBESITY TO NAME A FEW ALL OF THE BUSINESSES THAT REOPENED LAST WEEK CAN CONTINUE TO OPERATE LIKE THE GYM, BARBERS AND STYLISTS, NO TECHS AND BOWLING ALLEYS ALONG WITH DINING RESTAURANT SERVICES AND MOVIE THEATERS MUST STILL MEET PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SANITARY AND DISTANCING GUIDELINES SOME BUSINESSES ARE STILL A NO GO BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, AMUSEMENT PARKS, LIES LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUES IN PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS MUST REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 11:59 ON MAY 13 UNLESS EXTENDED THE GOVERNOR SAID IT WILL VARY BY BUSINESS FOR A METHOD MEASURED, HEALTH DRIVEN APPROACH >> THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF GEORGIANS ARE MY TOP PRIORITIES AND MY DECISIONS ARE BASED ON DATA AND ADVICE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS I WILL DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF OUR PEOPLE >> ANOTHER THING TO NOTE THE BAN OF LARGE GATHERINGS REMAINS IN PLACE BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT CANNOT ALLOW MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN A SINGLE LOCATION UNLESS THERE IS SIX FEET BETWEEN THEM BUT THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE FAMILY UNITS OR SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS >>> A LOCAL COUNTY AND CITY LEADERS DOING THEIR PART TO KEEP THE COMMUNITIES SAFE AMID THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRING TONIGHT, 11ALIVE’S ELWYN LOPEZ CONTINUES COVERAGE PERMIT I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH THE COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO TOLD ME THEY WERE NOT SURPRISED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY >> I HAVE ALWAYS SAID IT IS MORE OF AN INDIVIDUAL DECISION HE IS IN BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WANTED TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE HEALTH OF GEORGIANS AND AT THE SAME TIME CONCERNED ABOUT THE ECONOMY OF GEORGIA SO I THINK THIS IS ANOTHER BABY STEP TOWARD GETTING BACK TO SOME SENSE OF NORMALCY >> Reporter: FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER SAYS HE BELIEVES MANY GEORGIANS WILL CONTINUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE AFTER TONIGHT THIS INCLUDES BUSINESS OWNERS AND FULTON COUNTY WHO HAVE YET

TO OPEN THEIR DOORS EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THEM WERE ALLOWED TO REOPEN LAST FRIDAY >> IT IS TAKING BABY STEPS IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT >> Reporter: DeKALB COUNTY CEO MICHAEL THURMAN SAYS HE HOPES GOVERNOR KEMP’S DECISION WAS THE RIGHT MOVE BUT HE ISN’T GOING TO WAIT TO FIND OUT >> YOU CAN’T RUN THE COUNTY THE SIZE OF THE CAB WITH 750,000 PEOPLE BASED ON HOPE WE HAVE TO ALSO BE PRACTICAL AND REALIZE THAT THERE IS A HUGE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE REOPENING OF THE STATE AT THIS TIME >> Reporter: THIS COMING WEEKEND, THURMAN SAYS THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE THOUSANDS OF MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER’S TO RESIDENTS THERE NOW THAT THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER WILL BE LIFTED >> WE HAVE TO DO MORE IN REACTION TO THE FACT THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE OUT, MORE PEOPLE WILL BE INTERACTING WITH ONE ANOTHER AND CONSEQUENTLY INCREASING THE PROBABILITY THAT WE WILL REIGNITE THE HORRIBLE DISEASE >> Reporter: A POSSIBLE ROUND TWO OF COVID-19 CASES IS ALSO A CONCERN ATHENS MAYOR KELLY GERTZ SHARES AS HE CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY TO STAY PUT >> IF WE DON’T CONTINUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE, IT MEANS COMING THROUGH THIS MIGHT NOT BE JUST A SECOND WAVE BUT A SERIES OF WAVES OF INFECTION AND SO I WANT THAT TO BE AVOIDED >>> IT IS IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT ABOUT WHERE GEORGIA STANDS AS THE SHELTER- IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRES MORE THAN 26,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS ABOUT A 20% INCREASE SINCE LAST WEEK 1100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED, THAT IS UP 28% FROM LAST WEEK NOW, GOVERNOR KEMP TOLD OUR VERY OWN CHERYL PREHEIM TODAY THAT GEORGIA MUST MOVE FORWARD ONE STEP AT A TIME TO SAVE LIVES AND THE LIVELIHOOD OF ALL GEORGIANS BUT THE GOVERNOR ALSO STATED THAT IS TESTING GOES UP SO WILL THE CASES AS WELL THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER’S WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE IS GOING DOWN >> WE HAVE TO CONTINUE IF WE ARE GOING TO SEE COMMUNITY SPREAD WE DON’T NEED IT TO TURN INTO A HOTSPOT OR EPICENTER PEOPLE FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES, WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THESE GOOD NUMBERS AS WE GO FORTH >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL GEORGIANS TO STAY PROACTIVE AND SAFE AS WE CONTINUE TO BATTLE THIS PANDEMIC VICKI SAID THE VIRUS IS NOT GOING AWAY AND WE MUST BE VIGILANT UNTIL THERE IS A TREATMENT OR A VACCINE YOU WILL HEAR A LOT MORE FROM THE FULL INTERVIEW FROM CHERYL PREHEIM COMING UP IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR >>> MEDICAL EXPERTS WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH ARE ALSO WORRIED GEORGIA SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER IS EXPIRING TOO EARLY JOE HENKE EXPLAINS HOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO GAUGE IF PEOPLE ARE STILL FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AS THE ORDER ENDS >> Reporter: BEFORE GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT, TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS TOLD US WE WOULD NEED TO WAIT TO SEE THAT IMPACT PLAY OUT BUT THEY SAID IF THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRES THAT IT WOULD BE UP TO ALL GEORGIANS TO CONTINUE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING AT HOME WHEN POSSIBLE NOW THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER IS SET TO EXPIRE AND HIS ANNOUNCEMENT HIMSELF, BRIAN KEMP SAYS HE IS URGING GEORGIANS TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I TALKED WITH AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHO SAYS NOW HE IS FOCUSED ON SEVERAL EVENTS THAT COULD LEAD TO A SPIKE IN CASES INCLUDING GOING BACK TO EASTER AND PASSOVER WHEN EARLIER THIS MONTH FAMILIES MAY HAVE COME TOGETHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS THIS PAST FRIDAY, ONE SALONS, BARBER SHOPS, BOWLING ALLEYS AND OTHER BUSINESSES COULD OPEN, ANOTHER SHELTER-IN-PLACE EXPIRES AND TOMORROW MALLS IN GEORGIA INCLUDING LENOX SQUARE AND PHIPPS PLAZA WILL OPEN IT COULD TAKE 2 TO 3 WEEKS FOR THESE EVENTS TO POSSIBLY LEAD TO SPIKES IN CASES FOR NOW, DOCTORS ARE TELLING US ALL OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES WE FOLLOWED UNDER THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER REMAIN IMPORTANT >> LOAD AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE USE A MASK WASH YOUR HANDS PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING THE MORE PEOPLE DO THAT, THE LESS SPIKE WILL OCCUR >> THE 14 DAY WINDOW IS WHAT WE THINK ABOUT OUR BEST ESTIMATE OF HOW LONG CASES CAN REALLY GO BETWEEN SOMEONE IS INFECTED AND MAY ACTUALLY SHOW SIGNS OF THE DISEASE >> Reporter: DR. ROBERT BERNARD CHECK MENTIONED THE 14 DAY WINDOW FROM INFECTION TO SYMPTOMS AND IT ALSO TAKES ADDITIONAL TIME FOR SUMMER TO GET TESTED AND FOR RESULTS TO COME BACK SO IT COULD TAKE TWO UP TO THREE WEEKS, JEFF BEFORE WE KNOW THE TRUE IMPACT OF GEORGIA’S STEPS TO REOPEN >>> WE ARE HEARING FROM YOU FROM ALL OF THE STATE AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF OPINIONS ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION, SHOULD REOPEN, SHOULD WE NOT 1500 OF YOU HAVE PULLED ALREADY AND VOTED AND 75% OF YOU SAID NO, WE SHOULD NOT OPEN. 25% SAY, HEY, THIS IS A GOOD DEAL THIS IS A GOOD IDEA LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK, FOLKS GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

11ALLIVE.COM/VOTE WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU >>> THIS IS WHAT OTHER FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION >> HELLO, MY NAME IS — >> MY NAME IS KENYA, A COBB COUNTY RESIDENT >> MY NAME IS LINDA EDWARDS I LIVE IN DECATUR >> GREGORY BROWN AM A AND I THINK THIS IS REALLY WAY TOO SOON >> MY NAME IS TONYA WILLIS AND I LIVE IN LAWRENCEVILLE WE HAVE SEEN HOW WELL THE QUARANTINE AND THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE HAS WORKED IN OTHER COUNTRIES >> I DO NOT BELIEVE THE SHELTER- IN-PLACE ORDER SHOULD BE REMOVED THIS EVENING AND GEORGIA AND AMERICAN PEOPLE IN GENERAL HAVE NOT TAKEN IT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH >> I THINK IT IS THE PROPER TIME TO RELEASE THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE ORDER SIMPLY BECAUSE NO QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED PROPERLY >> MY CONCERN ABOUT THE SHELTER- IN-PLACE EXPIRING TONIGHT IS THAT I HAVEN’T HEARD ANY NUMBERS THAT SUPPORT THIS >> I DON’T PLAN ON BEING A PART OF THIS SECOND WAVE IF MY QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS, WE WILL CONTINUE IN A NEW NORMAL >>> 11ALIVE IS WHERE ATLANTA SPEAKS AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT GEORGIANS SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER EXPIRING TONIGHT TO CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN, 670-765- 9514 BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NUMBER, YOUR NAME AND WHERE YOU LIVE BECAUSE WE MAY SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ON OUR NEWSCAST >>> I’M DOUG RICHARDS AND GWINNETT COUNTY WERE BUS DRIVERS WANT THE COMPANY THAT RUNS THE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM TO TIGHTEN UP ITS RULES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID-19 TRANSIT WORKERS HAVE BEEN IN TALKS WITH WHEN I, MARTIN AND COBB COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEMS BASIC HAZARD PAY, PPE AND OTHER SAFETY GEAR, REQUIRING MASKS FOR PASSENGERS AND PAID COVID- 19 TESTING FOR TRANSIT WORKERS AMONG OTHER THINGS >> THEY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH HAVING THE PROTECTIVE GEAR >> Reporter: THE UNION SAYS THE TRANSIT SYSTEMS RESPONSES HAVE BEEN BURIED MARTA HAS GIVEN DRIVERS HAZARD PAY >>> SCIENCE IS MOVING FASTER IN THIS PANDEMIC THEN IN PAST ONCE THAT SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING TO EVERYONE EVERY RESEARCHERS PART OF THE CLINICAL TRIAL OF THE FIRST COVID-19 TREATMENT TO SHOW IT IS HELPING PATIENTS RECOVER FASTER THAT IS GOOD NEWS BUT THE RESEARCHER SAID PROGRESS IS SIGNIFICANT >> I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE OUTBREAKS IN THE PAST AND I HAVE NOT SEEN THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE GO SO QUICKLY A LOT OF THAT IS BASED OFF THE WONDERFUL NEW TECHNOLOGIES WE HAVE BUT ALSO A LOT OF THAT IS JUST THE WONDERFUL COLLABORATION BETWEEN PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES THAT ARE ALL REALLY WORKING TOGETHER AND WORKING HARD TOGETHER TO GET THESE ANSWERS FOR ALL OF US >> EMORY UNIVERSITY PLAY TO LEAVE LEADING ROLE IN THE TRIAL OF THE COVID-19 DRUG, MORE THAN ANY OTHER FIGHT IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PRELIMINARY DATA HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED COVID-19 IN THERE LUNGS RECOVERED FASTER WHEN THEY TOOK THE DRUG THE TRIAL PROVED A DRUG CAN BLOCK THE VIRUS BUT MORE TESTING IS NEEDED THE FDA HAS NOT APPROVED THE TREATMENT RIGHT NOW, REMDESIVIR IS ONLY BEING USED FOR THE SICKEST PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL IT WILL NOT SHOW UP AT PHARMACIES ANYTIME SOON >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE CALLED OPERATION WARP SPEED TO PUSH DRUGMAKERS TO DEVELOP A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY JANUARY >>> FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, A FAR-OFF DREAM OF ECONOMIC RELIEF NEXT ON PRIME TIME, WE WILL CHECK IN WITH ONE WOMAN STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE TO GET A PORTION OF A PAYCHECK PROTECTION FUND >>> WE WERE TRACKING STORMS THIS TIME LAST NIGHT, MOVING OUT OF THE AREA NOW, RADAR IS CLEAN NO REIGN IN OUR AREA AND EVEN AROUND THE SOUTHEAST, WE ARE WATCHING RAIN EXIT BUT NOTHING REALLY COMING OUR WAY I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THIS DREYER PATTERN AND COOLER PATTERN IS GOING TO STICK AROUND >>> AND THANKS FOR SHARING GOOD NEWS WITH US AND THINGS HAPPENING AROUND YOU SO ATLANTA IS SENDING THE LOVE AND IT IS A PARTY IN FULTON COUNTY LUCY YOUNG HAS LIVED IN SOUTH FULTON ALL HER LIFE LAST WEEK, SHE TURNED 100 YEARS OLD NO PARTY ALLOWED BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT STILL, THE LOVE AND RECOGNITION SHE DESERVES WAS GIVEN ON DISPLAY WITH SIRENS BLAZING, POLICE, CITY OFFICIALS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HOLDING A DRIVE-BY PARADE IT GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAFELY WISH HER A HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY HERE SO GLAD THEY SHARED THIS VIDEO WITH US >>> WE WANT TO KNOW THE GOOD

THINGS YOU ARE SEEING AROUND YOU YOU CAN SEND US YOUR VIDEOS USING #SENDTHELOVEATL OR TEXT >>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE TONIGHT WE HAVE AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE NEW ANTIBODY TESTING WHICH COULD PLAY A KEY ROLE IN OPENING UP THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TESTS ARE BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE TO MILLIONS CHIEF INVESTIGATOR, REVEAL INVESTIGATOR, BRENDAN KEEFE BREXIT DOWN FOR US TONIGHT >> Reporter: WHAT ARE ANTIBODIES AND WHY WOULD WE WANT TO TEST FOR THEM IN A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION? ANTIBODIES ARE LIKE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND EACH ONE REPRESENTS A DISEASE TO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFETIME THAT SEASONAL FLU STRAIN FROM A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO? WELL, YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM RESPONDED BY CREATING JUST THE RIGHT ANTIBODY TO CONNECT WITH THAT VIRUS ALMOST LIKE A LOCK AND KEY AND THEN, MADE MILLIONS OF COPIES OF THAT ANTIBODY, DESTROYING THE VIRUS, MAKING YOU FEEL BETTER BUT THOSE ANTIBODIES REMAIN IN YOUR SYSTEM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IS DIFFERENT NOVEL SIMPLY MEANS NEW PIC THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET WHO ALREADY HAD ANTIBODIES TO THIS FIRE IS LAST YEAR WHAT THAT MEANS IS NONE OF US HAVE THE ANTIBODIES IN THE LIBRARY OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO FIGHT THIS NEW VIRUS THAT MEANS THE BODY WOULD HAVE TO CREATE ITS OWN NEW ANTIBODIES TO SEE EXACTLY WHICH ONE WOULD FIT WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND DESTROY IT ONCE IT DOES, THE BODY WOULD MAKE MILLIONS OF COPIES OF THOSE ANTIBODIES. MIKE TESTING THE BLOOD FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE ANTIBODY, WE CAN TELL NOT ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED IN THE PAST BUT ALSO WHO MAY ALREADY HAVE IMMUNE SYSTEMS PRIMED TO FIGHT THE INFECTION >>> ONE BEACON OF HOPE AT LEAST FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IS RENEWED FUNDING FOR THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM JENNIFER BELLAMY HAS THE STORY OF ONE STORE OWNER WHO IS HOLDING OUT HOPE THAT SHE CAN GET PART OF THAT FUND >> Reporter: FOR LAWRENCE SAUNDERS, IT IS BUSINESS FROM A DISTANCE SHE OWNS INMAN PARK TECH WORKS AND LIKE MANY SMALL BUSINESSES, THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A MAJOR BITE OUT OF HER OPERATIONS >> WE ARE ON AVERAGE ABOUT 50% DOWN IN SALES >> Reporter: SHE SELLS ASSORTED PET FOODS AND SUPPLIES AND OFFICE SPA SERVICES FOR 4- LEGGED CLIENTELE BUT MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN KICKED TO THE CURB, LITERALLY SAUNDERS IS ONE OF THE OVER 30 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES THAT HELP POWER THE U.S. ECONOMY UNFORTUNATELY THEY CAN BE THE MOST VULNERABLE DURING A DOWNTURN WHICH IS WHY THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM IS COVETED, PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF BUT FOR SAUNDERS IT SEEMS LIKE A FAR-OFF DREAM >> I WENT ONLINE AND GOT THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS THEY NEEDED THEY REVIEWED THAT AND THEN THEY WENT TO THE NEXT STEP AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE FUNDS WERE ALREADY DEPLETED FROM THE NEARLY $350 BILLION WORTH OF EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS RAN OUT IN A MATTER OF TWO WEEKS SOME OF IT SNAPPED UP BY PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES AND MANY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THINK THEY FELT THEY WERE AT A DISADVANTAGE >> Reporter: VICE PRESIDENT OF CITIZENS TRUST, ONE OF THE LARGEST BLACK OWNED BANKS IN THE NATION >> Q HAVE — YOU ARE AHEAD OF

SOMEBODY THAT HAS 250 THAT IS THE ORDER THAT IT COMES >> HE SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WORKING WITH THE BANK THAT KNOWS YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE >> EVEN BEFORE WE KNEW HOW WE WERE GOING TO PROCESS OUR APPLICATIONS, WE KIND OF REACHED OUT TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN LOYAL CUSTOMERS TO US AND WE SAID HEY, THIS IS COMING DOWN THE PIKE YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW FOR MACK BROWN TWO OF THE PAYMENT PROTECTION PROGRAM KICKED OFF EARLIER THIS WEEKEND SAUNDERS WONDERS IF SHE WILL STRIKE PAYDIRT THIS TIME AROUND >> I DON’T KNOW WHERE IN THE QUEUE I AM THERE COULD BE 1 MILLION APPLICATIONS AHEAD OF ME >> Reporter: SAUNDERS SAYS IT IS A WAITING GAME AND TIME IS NOT ON HER SIDE >> WE ARE TRULY THE LANDLORD IS HELPING US WITH THE RENT HERE SO THAT IS GIVING US A BIT OF A BREAK BUT YOU KNOW, I JUST HAVE TO RELY ON SOME OF MY PERSONAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO KEEP OUR STAFF ON AND KEEP THE DOORS OPEN >>> I’M METEOROLOGIST, CHRIS HOLCOMB FROM THE 11ALIVE STORMTRACKERS AND WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE HAVE A QUIET NIGHT TONIGHT IF YOU ARE WATCHING US ON TV YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHAT IS THE PHONE DOING HERE IN THE SHOT? THAT’S BECAUSE I’M ALSO DOING A FACEBOOK LIVE WE HAVE JUST UNDER 200 PEOPLE WE WERE OVER 300 EARLIER NOW JUST UNDER 200 CONNIE LEE FROM GAINESVILLE SAYS HELLO DENNIS CARTY SAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD RUNNING WEATHER THAT IS GOOD TO KNOW AND APRIL DAVIS SAYS HAVE A GREAT NIGHT SO A LOT OF COMMENTS COMING ON IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION, GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE, CHRIS HOLCOMB 11ALIVE AND YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS AS WELL LET’S TAKE A BREAK FROM FACEBOOK THE FACEBOOK FOLKS ARE WATCHING AS I DO THIS FORECAST AS WELL AND A LOT QUIETER TONIGHT THAN WHAT WE WERE DEALING WITH LAST NIGHT WHERE WE DON’T HAVE ANY RAIN AROUND. NO STORMS IN FACT LOOKING AROUND THE SOUTHEAST YOU CAN TO THE STORM SYSTEM THAT MOVED WELL-OFF INTO THE ATLANTIC A LITTLE WRAPAROUND MOISTURE ON THE BACKSIDE KIND OF KICKED UP A COUPLE OF SPRINKLES OVER PARTS OF FAR NORTH GEORGIA TODAY BUT MOST OF US WERE STAYING DRY I AM SURE YOU HAVE ALL NOTICED TODAY AND WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A LOT COOLER TODAY WE ONLY GOT UP TO 63 DEGREES FOR A HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS AFTERNOON NOW WE ARE INTO THE 50s SO IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT TONIGHT I AM SURE YOU NOTICED ON THE WALK OR TAKING OUT THE TRASH OR THE DOG OUT THAT IT IS GOING DOWN IN THE 50s NOW DULUTH IN THE LOWER 60s BUT MOSTLY EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE 50s WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE TEMPERATURES FALLING AS WE GO THROUGH THE NIGHTTIME HOURS YOU CAN SEE US MOVING DOWN INTO THE LOW 50s I THINK THE UPPER 40s ARE MORE FOR THE OUTLYING AREAS HERE IN THE CITY WE WILL STAY RIGHT THERE AND LOW 50s I’M GOING 54 A LOW IN THE MORNING AND THE HIGHER 73 I WILL STILL GO WITH AN 11 ON THE WIZOMETER THOUGH THE TEMPERATURES ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT LOWER THAN WHAT WE SHOULD BE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PLENTY OF SUNSHINE, CRYSTAL-CLEAR DAY, GREAT VISIBILITY A NICE FEEL TO THE AIR OUT THERE SO WE RATE THE WEATHER ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 11 WHERE 11 IS THE PERFECT DAY AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING AN 11ALIVE DAY TOMORROW HERE’S THE FORECAST TRACK WITH DRY CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND THE CLOUDS TODAY WERE A LITTLE STUBBORN TO BREAK UP BUT THEY ARE CLEARING NOW WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE CLEARING SKIES TOMORROW THAT IS GOING TO GIVE US MORE SUNSHINE DURING THE DAY TEMPERATURES WILL START TO REBOUND WE WERE ONLY IN THE 63 FOR THE HIGH TODAY AND I THINK WE WILL BE 10 DEGREES WARMER TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 73 WITH THE SUNSHINE AROUND ON SATURDAY, SUNNY SKIES, A COUPLE OF CLOUDS HERE AND THERE BUT A GOOD DAY SATURDAY AND THE WARM-UP IS GOING TO CONTINUE GOING INTO SATURDAY AS WELL HERE’S A LOOK AT THE SEVEN-DAY OUTLOOK WHERE IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY TOMORROW FOR HIGHS NEAR 73 WATCH THE WARMING TREND, UP TO 81 SATURDAY, MID 80s SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS YOU WILL SEE THE RAIN CHANCE, A LOW CHANCE MONDAY AT 20%, I THINK THAT IS MORE TO THE NORTH 30% CHANCE FOR SHOWERS TUESDAY, MAYBE THUNDER WITH THAT AND WEDNESDAY, GOING BACK DOWN TO 20% AND CLEARING OUT AGAIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE TEMPERATURES IN THE MID-80s FOR THIS WEEK AND WILL TREND BACK DOWN INTO THE 70s FOR THE MIDDLE AND END OF NEXT WEEK CLICK >>> THE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THERE FLYING MACHINES, THE NAVY’S BLUE ANGELS AND THE AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS FLUID FORMATION OVER NEW YORK CITY EARLIER THIS WEEK TO HONOR CORONAVIRUS ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS WEEKEND, THEY BRING THEIR AERIAL SHOUT OUT TO ATLANTA AS PART OF OPERATION AMERICA STRONG HERE’S WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE FROM INSIDE THE COCKPIT THE THUNDERBIRDS WERE FOUNDED IN 1953 AND THE BLUE ANGELS IN 1946 THIS IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR II AND NOW THEY TAKE TO THE SKIES OVER CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SALUTE THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC THE PILOTS WILL SHOW OFF THEIR PRECISION FLYING SKILLS OVER

ATLANTA ON SATURDAY STARTING AT 1:30 5 PM THE SHOW WILL LAST ABOUT 25 MINUTES THEY WILL RELEASE THEIR EXACT ROUTE TOMORROW SO CHECK 11ALLIVE.COM FOR THE BEST TIME TO LOOK UP >>> NEXT ON PRIME TI >>> THE VERIFY TEAM IS HERE TO GET THE FACTS WE DISPEL IN MISINFORMATION ONLINE LIKE THESE THE CLAIM THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SELLING COMMEMORATIVE COINS FOR COVID- 19, SPARKING OUTRAGE FORM MANY WE WILL VERIFY IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE SELLING THESE COINS? WE TRACK THE CLAIMS DOWN TO THE SITE, WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP COM THAT IS OUR FIRST CLUE A GOVERNMENT RUN WEBSITE WOULD BE.GOV, NOT .COM IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT SOME ARE CONFUSED WITH THE SEAL IN THE CORNER, PHOTOS OF THE WHITE HOUSE HAD A SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME IT LOOKS LIKE THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PAGE THE VERIFY TEAM SPOKE WITH THE CEO, TONY GIANNINI BY EMAIL IT TURNS OUT A VARIATION OF THE SHOP HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1946 AND WAS ONCE LOCATED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BASEMENT BUT GIANNINI CONFIRMED THAT IS NOT THE CASE ANYMORE HIS COMPANY, GIANNINI STRATEGIC LSE TOOK OVER IN 2012 AND IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN ON THE WEBSITE NO GOVERNMENT FUNDS OR RESOURCES ARE EVER USED IN THE OPERATION OF THE SHOP WE CAN VERIFY. THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT SELLING COVID-19 COMMEMORATIVE COINS. IT IS A PRIVATE COMPANY BY THE WAY, GIANNINI TELLS ME THEY HAVE SOLD NEARLY 1000 OF

THE CO >>> ADMIN, GEORGIA’S SHELTER-IN- PLACE ORDER WILL EXPIRE GOVERNOR KEMP CHOOSING NOT TO RENEW IT BUT URGING ALL PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND PRACTICE STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES HE ALSO SAYS AT-RISK GROUPS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SHELTER-IN- PLACE UNTIL JUNE 12. THAT IS FOR PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER, THOSE WITHIN NURSING HOMES OR LONG- TERM CARE FACILITIES, AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS LIKE CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, SEVERE HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, MODERATE TO SEVERE ASTHMA AND SEVERE OBESITY TO NAME A FEW EVEN WITH THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER ENDING TONIGHT, SOME BUSINESSES MUST STILL STAY CLOSED BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, AMUSEMENT PARKS, LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUES AND PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS ALL MUST STAY CLOSE THROUGH MAY 13 THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE RULES VARY BY BUSINESS FOR MEASURED HEALTH DRIVEN APPROACH IT IS IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOU CONTEXT ABOUT WHERE GEORGIA STANDS RUN RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF DEPTHS THE LATEST NUMBERS SHOW MORE THAN 26,000 PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS, UP ABOUT 20% FROM LAST WEEK MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED, UP 28% FROM JUST LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR SAYS WE ARE SEEING CASES GO UP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE TESTING HAS EXPENDED 11ALIVE’S CHERYL PREHEIM SPOKE WITH GOVERNOR KEMP EARLIER TODAY AT LENGTH ABOUT HIS DECISION AND WHAT GEORGIANS SHOULD EXPECT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS >> Reporter: TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR DECISION TO EXTEND THE GEORGIA STATE OF EMERGENCY THROUGH JUNE 12 AND WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT? >> Reporter: I HAVE SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUNCAN AND SPEAKER ROSS AND THEY BOTH AGREED WE NEEDED TO EXTEND THE ORDER THAT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND OTHER EMERGENCY POWERS TO CONTINUE ALL THE GOOD WORK WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN RECENT DAYS TO WRAP UP TESTING WE HAVE A HAD SOME EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO MORE BUT ALSO IT ALLOWS ME THE ABILITY TO FOR A WAIVER PERSPECTIVE DEALING WITH POTENTIAL OUTSIDE DOCTORS AND NURSES FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE COMING IN, HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY ISSUES, THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS TO EXTEND THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN HAVE 100% RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA >> Reporter: YOU TALKED A LOT ABOUT EXTENDING THE HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY AND THE NUMBER OF VENTILATORS WHERE DOES THAT STAND AND HOW MUCH IT HAS AFFECTED YOUR DECISION TO LIFT THE OVERALL SHELTER-IN-PLACE? >> A BIG PART OF THAT, SOME OF

THE DATA THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING, THOSE NUMBERS LITERALLY EVERY DAY I GET AN UPDATE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ON THAT WE HAD THE LOWEST VENTILATOR USE TO DATE THAN WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME OUR HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY CONTINUES TO BE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE SO THAT IS REALLY WHAT THE — OF THE PREVIOUS ORDERS WERE DOING WAS ALLOWING US TIME TO HELP FLATTEN THE CURVE AND BUILD UP THE CAPACITY AND NOW THAT WE HAVE DONE THAT, I FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY AFFECTED BY THIS, THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, THE ELDERLY AND MEDICALLY FRAGILE, BUT ALSO EASING UP ON THE SHELTER-IN- PLACE FOR OTHER GEORGIANS BECAUSE THEY HAVE DONE WHAT WE ASKED THEY HAVE HELPED US FLATTEN THE CURVE AND BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND HELP GET TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING STARTING TO RAMP UP AS WELL >> Reporter: PEOPLE HAVE DONE WHAT THE STATE HAS ASKED FOR THE MOST PART AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT NOW MOVING FORWARD THAT PEOPLE CONTINUE MAKING SOME OF THOSE PERSONAL DECISIONS ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY ARE OUT OR WHETHER THEY WEAR MASKS A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO MAKE DAY-TO-DAY CHOICES ON HOW THEY MOVE FORWARD >> AND THAT IS THE MESSAGE I HAVE FOR PEOPLE NUMBER ONE, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US FLATTEN THE CURVE AND HAVE THE TIME TO DO ALL OF THIS WORK AND BE PREPARED BUT ALSO, I FEEL LIKE IT IS TIME TO FREE THEM UP A LITTLE BIT IT IS TIME TO GET OUR ECONOMY BACK STARTED WE CANNOT CONTINUE DOWN THIS ROAD WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DEPRESSION LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT IF WE DO AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING CRAZY TRYING TO GET THROUGH TO GET FOOD AND MEDICINES FOR THE FAMILY THAT IS NOT WHAT WE WANT IN THE STATE OR IN THIS COUNTRY AND RETAKE A MEASURED STEP FORWARD TO ALLOW THAT BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE CITIZENS BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM WE STILL HAVE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE, LARGE GATHERING BAM IN PLACE, CONTINUING TO KEEP SOME ESTABLISHMENTS CLOSED LIKE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE DATA AS WE MOVE INTO PHASE 2 ABOUT EASING UP ON THAT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE FREEING PEOPLE UP TO MOVE AROUND A LITTLE MORE THAN THEY HAVE, WE DO NEED THEM TO WEAR THE MASK IF THEY ARE GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE, OR THE PHARMACY I HAVE TALKED WITH DR. TOOMEY ABOUT THAT THAT IS WHAT SHE DOES BUT WHEN SHE GOES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TO WALK HER DOG SHE IS NOT WEARING A MASK SO SHE CAN SOCIAL DISTANCING HERSELF FROM PEOPLE IN AN OPEN-AIR ENVIRONMENT SO WE JUST NEED PEOPLE TO USE GOOD COMMON SENSE AND I KNOW THIS IS COMMUNITY DECIDED TO OPEN, NOT A MANDATE BUT A CHOICE THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF FOLLOWING GUIDELINES THAT WE HAD TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS CUSTOMERS >> Reporter: ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE ARE GETTING IS ABOUT THE NUMBERS. PEOPLE SAY THE NUMBER OF CASES IS GOING UP TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING WITH THE CURVE AND THOSE CASE NUMBERS? >> THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFERENT METRICS HERE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING EVERY DAY AND I KNOW IT IS KIND OF COUNTERINTUITIVE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY SEE THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT ARE GOING UP THAT IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE ARE TESTING MORE WHAT ELSE IS GOOD IS THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW AND REALLY WATCHING THIS TREND, THE NUMBER OF CASES, THE NUMBER OF TESTS ARE GOING UP BUT THE PERCENTAGE OF THE POSITIVE CASES TO THE NUMBER OF TESTS CONTINUES TO DROP AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE SO WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT THE NUMBER OF POSITIVES WE ARE GETTING, THAT PERCENTAGE IS DROPPING SO THAT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET RID OF THE VIRUS NONE OF THESE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING IS DESIGNED TO GET RID OF THE VIRUS IT IS DESIGNED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE HEALTHCARE CAPACITY AND MEET THE NEEDS OF ANY PATIENT IN GEORGIA THAT NEEDS A HOSPITAL BED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION THAT IS WHAT, YOU KNOW, THE GUIDELINES AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WERE DESIGNED FOR WE NEED THOSE GUIDELINES TO MOVE INTO PHASE 1 SO THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE ARE GOING TO SEE COMMUNITY SPREAD, WE DON’T NEED IT TO TURN INTO A HOTSPOT OR AN EPICENTER PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING THE BEST PRACTICES WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE THESE GOOD NUMBERS AS WE GO FORTH >> Reporter: DOCTORS HAVE SAID THERE IS SO MANY UNKNOWNS THE WHAT NEXT IS ALWAYS A BIG QUESTION MARK HOW HAS THE STATE TALKED TO THROUGH POTENTIAL NEXT STEPS AS WE SEE THE IMPACTS UNFOLD OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS? >> I CONTINUE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH A LOT OF OUR HOSPITAL CEOs ABOUT THE ISSUE AND THESE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SLOWLY REOPENING GEORGIA’S ECONOMY THEY WERE A BIG PART OF THAT THEY HAVE SO MANY EMPTY HOSPITAL BEDS, THEY ARE BECOMING FINANCIALLY NOT VIABLE THAT IS THE BIG CONCERN TO THEM

THAT IS THE LAST THING WE NEED IS FOR HOSPITALS TO START LAYING OFF NURSES AND DOCTORS AND CLOSING THEIR DOORS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FINANCIALLY VIABLE THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE GIVEN OR SENT THE SIGNAL THEY CAN START SOME OF THESE ELECTIVE SURGERIES BACK THAT WILL PUT PEOPLE TO WORK BUT ALSO GIVE SOME GOOD HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR THEIR PATIENTS THEY ARE IN SUPPORT OF THOSE TYPE THINGS EVERYBODY REALIZES THAT WE ARE HEARING THIS FROM CERTAINLY THE WHITE HOUSE AND DR. BIRX AND DR. FAUCI EVERYBODY HAS THE RISE ON THE FALL, ONCE WE GET THROUGH WHERE WE ARE NOW, HERE HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT 2 TO 3 WEEKS OR NEXT MONTH OR SO, MOVE INTO A DIFFERENT PHASE WE ALSO HAVE TO PREPARE FOR A REBOUND THIS FALL IF THE VIRUS COMES BACK WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE WHO KNOWS IF WE WON’T HAVE MEDICAL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE THEN THERE ARE PROMISING THINGS OUT THERE, POTENTIALLY, A VACCINE, I’M NOT THE EXPERT ON THAT BUT A LOT OF REALLY SMART PEOPLE WORKING ON THAT ISSUE AND I CERTAINLY HOPE AND PRAY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL BUT A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING, WE STOOD UP TO BE IN PLACE FOR A LONG TIME WE KNEW THIS WOULD NOT BE OVER IN JUNE AND MAYBE CALM DOWN IN JUNE AND MAY GO BACK TO A RELATIVELY NORMAL FORMAT OF LIFE WITH CERTAINLY A NEW WORLD ORDER FROM SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THIS TO COME BACK IN THE FALL AND CONTINUE TO DO THAT, QUITE HONESTLY, UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE OR SOME SORT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT >> Reporter: ONE STEP AT A TIME, I GUESS GOVERNOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIME APPRECIATED >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON >>> ALL RIGHT, SWITCHING GEARS RIGHT NOW, GOOD NEWS FOR THE BRAVES FANS IF YOU PURCHASED A SEASON TICKET, YOU KNOW, AT FIRST, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SAID THEY WOULD NOT REFUND ANY OF THE GAMES NOT PLAYED IN APRIL AND MAY WELL, ALL OF THAT HAS CHANGED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SEE ALL OF THE FULL SLATE OF GAMES THIS SEASON THERE IS A POSSIBILITY GAMES WILL BE PLAYED WITHOUT FANS SO MLB TOLD TEAMS THEY CAN DETERMINE THEIR OWN REFUND FOLLOW POLICY THE BRAVES SENT LETTERS TO SEASON TICKET HOLDER SAYING THEY CAN BE REFUNDED THE VALUE OF THE TICKETS FROM ABLE AND MAY OR RECEIVE CREDIT TOWARD FUTURE PAYMENTS AND TICKETS SINGLE-GAME TICKET HOLDERS WILL HAVE A SIMILAR OPTION >>> THE IDEA OF FEMINIST GAMES SEEMS TO BE CONSTANT AMONG PROFESSIONAL SPORTS RIGHT NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ON SPORTS RETURNING TODAY SAYING HE WANTS TO SEE STANDS FULL OF FANS ONCE IT IS SAFE >> IF I WATCH ALABAMA PLAY LSU, I DON’T WANT TO SEE 20,000 PEOPLE INSTEAD OF 120,000 PEOPLE WE WANTED TO BE THE WAY IT WAS NOW, WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL IT IS DONE AND IT WILL BE GONE AND WE HAVE DONE A LOT TO GET RID OF IT BUT WE WANT TO OPEN OUR COUNTRY THE PEOPLE WANT THIS COUNTRY OPEN >>> COMING UP, THE STRUGGLE TO STAY OPEN IS A REALITY FOR MANY GEORGIA BUSINESSES RIGHT NOW NEXT ON PRIME TIME, HOW HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT IS MAKING SURE ATLANTA FAMILIES CAN STILL GET FREE MEDICAL CARE >>> DRY AIR IS IN PLACE RIGHT NOW INDICATED BY BLUE AND PURPLE COLORS ON THE MAP WE HAVE A DRY PATTERN AHEAD AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS

>>> AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THERE ARE COUNTLESS METRO ATLANTA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TRYING TO GET A PIECE OF THE $310 BILLION PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOAN PROGRAM 11ALIVE’S BILL LISS HAS MORE ON HOW IT SAVED ONE KEY HEALTHCARE CENTER ON ATLANTA’S WEST END >> Reporter: FOR THE FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF GEORGIA SERVING LOW INCOME AND INDIGENT PATIENTS ON THE CITY’S WEST END, GETTING AN SBA LOAN WAS CRITICAL FOR ITS SURVIVAL >> WE’VE BEEN STRUGGLING TO MAKE PAYROLL AND STRUGGLING WITH OTHER FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS >> Reporter: WITH A SET UP OF 120 EMPLOYEES, THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF FAMILY HEALTH, DR MICHAEL BURKS SAYS THE MORE THAN $1 MILLION HE GOT AFTER NOT GETTING ANYTHING IN THE FIRST ROUND IS CRITICAL TO ONE OF THE CORE MISSIONS OF THE CENTER >> WE ARE SEEING PATIENTS WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED AND UNINSURED WE SEE THEM ALL WE DO NOT REFUSE CARE TO ANYONE >> Reporter: ONE OF THOSE KATE PATIENTS IS EBONY, A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO WHO HAS BEEN LIVING IN ATLANTA’S WEST END FOR 20 YEARS AND RELIES ON THE CLINIC FOR ALL HER MEDICAL NEEDS >> IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE IF I AM A LOW INCOME FAMILY, I NEEDED IT, IT’S CONVENIENT AND I NEEDED THE SERVICES WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? >> NOTHING I JUST WOULD BE OUT IN THE STREET >> Reporter: ANOTHER KEY ROLE IN THE FAMILY HEALTH CLINICS IS OFFERING FREE COVID-19 TESTING THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THAT NOW FOR MORE THAN A MONTH THEY SAY THAT LOANS WILL KEEP THAT GOING THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN IT AMERICAN OWNED COMMUNITY BANK, GEORGE ANDREWS IS MAKING SURE FAMILY HEALTH AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE PROPERLY SUBMITTING THEIR SBA LOAN APPLICATIONS TO ENSURE THEY ARE GETTING THE MONEY THAT THEY SO DESPERATELY NEED >> WE ESTIMATE WE ESTIMATED OVER 100 APPLICATIONS AND 25 WERE APPROVED, REPRESENTING SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FIVE TO $10 MILLION >>> >> Reporter: ALL THAT MONEY IS KEEPING SMALL BUSINESSES ALIVE ON ATLANTA’S WEST END WITHOUT IT, ANDREWS SAYS MANY MOM-AND-POP STORES AND RESTAURANTS WOULD BE FORCED TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY >>> FEVER IS ONE OF THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AND IT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN TEST AT HOME WITH A THERMOMETER THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE DOZENS OF THERMOMETERS AND WAYS TO USE THEM WE HAD OUR VERIFY TEAM LOOK INTO THE BEST PRACTICES TO GET THE BEST RESULTS HERE IS JASON PUCKETT >> Reporter: SEARCH ONLINE AND THERE ARE LOTS OF THERMOMETERS YOU CAN BUY WHICH IS BEST AND HOW YOU CAN GET THE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS? TO FIND OUT WE ASKED NISA ERNST, THE NURSE MANAGER IN ENDOSCOPY AND BIOCONTAINMENT AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL >> WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE TEMPORAL THERMOMETERS ACTUALLY WORK THE BEST >> TEMPORAL THERMOMETERS ARE A NEWER TYPE YOUR PLACE AGAINST YOUR FOREHEAD TO GET A READING IT IS THAT FAST, TOO >> Reporter: YES, IT IS THAT FAST THEN YOU ARE SIMPLY WIPING IT DOWN WITH AN ALCOHOL LIKE WHITE >> — >> Reporter: THEY ARE BY FAR THE MOST ACCURATE BUT EXPENSIVE AND NOT EASY TO FIND SO WHAT ABOUT INFRARED OR DIGITAL THERMOMETERS? THEY ARE ALL OVER ONLINE AND IN THE STORE IS THAT BETTER THAN NOTHING?

>> ABSOLUTELY, NO QUESTION AND EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE A THERMOMETER LIKE THIS AT HOME >> Reporter: SHE SAYS MOST MODERN THERMOMETERS ARE ACCURATE BUT THE INFRARED AND DIGITAL ONES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY OUTSIDE FACTORS LIKE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ROOM OR SUNLIGHT STILL, ANY THERMOMETER WORKS AS LONG AS YOU TEST AT THE RIGHT TIME >> GET A BASIC THERMOMETER AND TAKE YOUR BASIC TEMPERATURE BEFORE YOU ARE FEBRILE >> THE CDC SAYS FOREMOST TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 104 DEGREES BUT SOME PEOPLE RUN HOT OR COLD SO IF YOU TEST BEFORE YOU HAVE A FEVER YOU CAN COMPARE THE NUMBER WHEN YOU ARE FEELING SICK THAT EVEN IF YOU ARE ABOVE OR BELOW THE AVERAGE YOU WILL KNOW IF THE TEMPERATURE IS HIGH FOR YOU NOW YOU HAVE A THERMOMETER WHERE SHOULD YOU TEST? ERNST SAYS RECTAL TESTS ARE MOST ACCURATE BUT MOST PEOPLE WON’T DO THAT NEXT WOULD BE AN ORAL TEST AND SHE SAID HERE THERMOMETERS ARE OFTEN OFF BY A FEW DEGREES SO BOTTOM LINE, SHE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TEMPORAL THERMOMETERS, ESPECIALLY FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING FOR A QUICK AND SANITARY WAY TO TEST EMPLOYEES COMING BACK TO THE OFFICE SHE ALSO SAID ANY THERMOMETER IS BETTER THAN ON TRICK NONE THE KEY IS TESTING BEFORE YOUR TEMPERATURE IS HIGH SO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE NORMAL IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, SEND US AN EMAIL >>> WELL TODAY, WE HAD IMPROVING WEATHER WE STARTED OFF WITH SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS FILLED BACK IN AS WE WERE TELLING YOU YESTERDAY IT WOULD BE A WHILE BEFORE THE CLOUDS TOTALLY MOVED AWAY TODAY WE WERE ABLE TO SEE SUNSHINE BREAKING THROUGH LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AND NOW WE ARE CLEARING AND THE POLLEN COUNT TODAY WAS NOT BAD AT ALL ONLY 35 THAT IS THE POLLEN COUNT REMEMBER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH AND THE END OF MARCH, THE POLLEN COUNT WAS IN THE 8000? SO YES, NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN BUT STILL, IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO HICKORY, OAK, PINE, WALMART WALNUT AND MOWBRAY, YOU MIGHT BE FEELING THE 35 COUNT VERSUS THE 8000 BECAUSE MAYBE ONE OF THESE IS YOUR ALLERGEN GRASS POLLENS ARE MODERATE NO ISSUES WITH WEED POLLEN NOW AND THE MOLD IS BACK UP TO THE HIGH RANGE AT THIS HOUR SO YOU MIGHT BE DEALING WITH SOME MOLD ISSUES AS WELL IF THAT IS ONE OF YOUR ALLERGIES >>> WE UPDATED THE HIGH FOR TODAY EARLIER WE WERE REPORTING 62 IT WENT UP TO 63 THIS IS THE OFFICIAL HIGH FOR THE DAY LOOK AT THIS WE SHOULD BE AROUND 76 FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT IS 13 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE AND WE FELT THAT OUT THERE IT FELT COOLER THAN WHAT IT SHOULD BE THE LOW THIS MORNING WAS 53, 3 DEGREES BELOW THE AVERAGE WE STILL HAVE A SURPLUS OF MORE THAN 14 INCHES ABOVE WHERE WE SHOULD BE IN RAINFALL WE ARE DUE A NICE DRY SPELL WE CAN AFFORD IT WE HAVE A SURPLUS LIKE THAT THE COOLER TEMPERATURES WE ARE DEALING WITH NOW, 57 IN TOWN, DULUTH, STILL ONLY IN THE LOWER 60s EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE 50s AND LOW 50s AROUND COVINGTON, CARROLLTON, LAGRANGE IN THE LOW 50s, IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GEORGIA TOMORROW IS FRIDAY AND I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING INSIDE, WORKING FROM HOME, TRYING TO HELP YOUR KIDS WITH SCHOOLING WE ALWAYS TRIED TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY OR AN EXCUSE TO GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY IT A LITTLE BIT IF YOU WANT TO HEAD OUT TOMORROW MORNING FOR A MIDMORNING RECESS WITH THE KIDS AS PART OF THE CURRICULUM, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE TO GET OUT AND REST, RIGHT? GET OUT AND GET SOME EXERCISE? IF YOU GO OUT AT 10 IN THE MORNING IT WILL STILL BE A LITTLE COOL WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND 57 BUT SUNNY SKIES AND DRIVE A BACKYARD LUNCH WOULD BE GOOD, WARMING UP A LITTLE MORE AT 64 DEGREES BY NOON TIME IN THE AFTERNOON, GO AHEAD AND CLOCK OUT EARLY FROM WORKING FROM HOME HEAD OUTSIDE, IT WILL BE SUNNY AT 4:00 FOR THE EARLY CLOCK OUT WITH TEMPERATURES ABOUT 10 DEGREES WARMER TOMORROW THEN WE HAD UP THERE FOR TODAY HERE’S A LOOK AT THE HEADLINES EVEN WARMER AIR COMING IN FOR THE WEEKEND ARE DRY PATTERN AHEAD. THAT WILL BE NICE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DRY UP THAN THE RAIN CHANCE RETURNS AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK TOMORROW, AN 11 ON THE WIZOMETER, LOW 50, HIGH 73, LOOKING REALLY NICE OUT THERE FORECAST TRUCK SHOWING NOTHING MAJOR MOVING IN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN THAT GIVES US A NICE QUIET DRIVE PATTERN WITH WARMER AIR ON THE WAY 73 FRIDAY 81 SATURDAY

MID 80s SUNDAY, MONDAY >>> GREAT IDEAS SPREAD FAST SO MANY OF YOU SENT IN PICTURES OF YOUR KIDS’ TRUCK CREATIONS THAT WE SHARED THE STORY OF A FAMILY IN SUWANEE AND THEIR AMAZING ART THEY NEVER EXPECTED SUCH A BIG REACTION >> Reporter: THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT AS LONG AS THERE IS SOME TALK, ROOM ON THE DRIVEWAY AND TIME TOGETHER THE TUCKER FAMILY IN SUWANEE GEORGIA HAS BEEN BUSY DREAMING OF ADVENTURES FOR CHARLOTTE WHILE THEY ARE AT HOME TOGETHER >> IT HAS BEEN KIND OF A FUNNY THING TO SEE WE CAN CREATE THAT >> Reporter: THE TIME SHARED BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK >> MORE THAN I THOUGHT POSSIBLE IT WAS NOT THE INTENTION WE JUST WENT WITH IT >> SINCE WE INTRODUCED YOU TO THE TUCKER’S, WE HAVE HEARD FROM OTHER FAMILIES, INSPIRED TO GIVE IT A TRY, TOO >>> LITTLE SISTERS SKATEBOARDING AND LOTS OF BALLOONS, CARRYING KIDS AWAY AS THE CREATIVITY CATCHES ON >> Reporter: PASSING ON POSITIVITY, PRAYERS AND PLENTY OF THANK YOU’S >>> WE WILL SEE A REALLY NICE DAY TOMORROW, A COOL START WITH TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND 50 THEN WE GET UP TO 73 IN THE AFTERNOON AND THE WARMING TREND CONTINUES THROUGH THE PERIOD, TALKING LOWER 80s SATURDAY, MID

80s THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH >>> TONIGHT THE GOVERNOR WILL NOT EXTEND THE STATES SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER WHICH IS SET TO EXPIRE IN ABOUT TWO HOURS >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS RESTRICTIONS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FOR MANY EVEN WITH THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER ENDING.>> IT’S NOT AS IF WE WILL GOING FROM THIS BACK TO THIS OVERNIGHT, AT LEAST NOT IN THE PLAN OF THE GOVERNOR THAT HE ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER >> EMERGING GEORGIANS TO CONTINUE TO STAY HOME WHENEVER POSSIBLE, THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER.>> WE STILL HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR TELLING US THAT DATA SUPPORTS LETTING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER EXPIRE FOR MOST PEOPLE IN GEORGIA >> WE ARE TESTING MORE BUT IT’S A VERY GOOD SIGN >> Reporter: PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER, PEOPLE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, PEOPLE WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE ASTHMA AND OTHER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM BODIE BELIEVES LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS NOW WILL LEAD TO WORSE LATER >> LIVES WILL BE LOST AND ALSO THE ECONOMY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO REBOUND FROM HAVING ANOTHER OUTBREAK.>> WE KNEW THIS WOULD NOT BE OVER IN JUNE BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THIS TO COME BACK IN THE FALL UNTIL THERE IS SOME SORT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT.>> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR ALSO EXTENDED THE DECLARATION OF STATE PUBLIC HEALTH UNTIL JUNE 12 CAN TALK ABOUT THE REASON FOR THAT?>> HE THOUGHT THAT EXTENDING THE EMERGENCY ORDER ANOTHER MONTH WOULD EMPOWER HIM TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE HOSPITAL CAPACITY AND TESTING CAPACITY AND CONTACT RAISING CAPACITY AND HE SAID IT ALSO EMPOWERS THEM TO REACT QUICKLY IN CASE SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN UNEXPECTEDLY >> WITH THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER EXPIRING SOCIAL DISTANCING OUTFALLS TO CITY AND COUNTY LEADERS THE EARLIEST MOST STEPS TO TAKE PEOPLE AT HOME WE REACHED OUT TO THE MAYOR FOR HIS REACTION TO THE GOVERNORS DECISION.>> IF

WE DON’T CONTINUE TO SHELTER IN PLACE IT MEANS THAT COMING THROUGH THIS MIGHT NOT BE JUST A SECOND WAY FOR THE SERIES OF WAVES OF INFECTION SO I WANT THAT TO BE AVOIDED >> HE HOPES THE GOVERNOR DECISION WAS THE RIGHT MOVE BUT IS NOT GOING TO WAIT TO FIND OUT OVER THE WEEKEND HE SAYS THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTING THOUSANDS OF MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER TO RESIDENCE THERE >> WE HAVE TO DO MORE IN REACTION TO THE FACT THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE OUT IN ACTIVE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND INCREASING THE POSSIBILITY OF REIGNITING THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE >> WITH EXPIRATION OF THE STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER WE RECEIVED A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE OPEN AND WHAT WILL SAY CLOSED SO HERE’S ALL THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ALL THE BUSINESSES THAT REOPEN OF THE LAST WEEK WILL STAY OPEN THAT INCLUDES GYMS, BARBERS, HAIR AND NAIL SALONS, TATTOO SHOPS AND BOWLING ALLEYS DINING RESTAURANT SERVICE AND MOVIE THEATERS CAN ALSO CONTINUE TO OPERATE A HANDFUL OF BUSINESSES WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH 11:59 PM THAT INCLUDES BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, AMUSEMENT PARKS, LIFE PERFORMANCE VENUES AND PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS THE BATTLE LARGE GATHERINGS IS STILL IN EFFECT, NO MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TOGETHER AT A SINGLE LOCATION UNLESS EVERYONE IS SIX FEET APART >>> THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN ADAMANT THAT JORDAN MUST GET BACK TO WORK SO WITH MANY OF YOU STRUGGLING TO PAY HER BILLS AND CERTAINLY PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT SINCE MID-MARCH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SAYS IT HAS PAID OUT $388 MILLION IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND IT’S DRAINING THE STATES TRUST FUND ALMOST DOWN BY ABOUT 20% LAST WEEK THE STATE PROCESS 265,000 NEW CLAIMS AND THOSE DETAILS TONIGHT ARE INCLUDED IN THIS MACY’S IS ONE OF THE FIRST MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES TO SAY IS READY TO REOPEN CNBC REPORTING IT WILL OPEN SEVERAL STORES ON MONDAY, SEVERAL SHOPPING CENTERS ALSO SET TO OPEN ON FRIDAY.>>> MEMORY RESEARCHER PART OF THE CLINICAL TRIAL THE FIRST COVID- 19 TREATMENT SHOWS IT’S HELPING PATIENTS RECOVER FASTER IN PROGRESS IS SIGNIFICANT >> I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE OUTBREAKS AND HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ADVANCEMENT GO SO QUICKLY ALL OF THAT IS BASED ON THIS WONDERFUL NEW TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE BUT ALSO A LOT OF THAT IS JUST THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD AND THE UNITED STATES ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THESE THINGS GOING FOR ALL OF US.>> UNIVERSITY PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN THE TRIAL OF THE DRUG AND ROLLING 100 PATIENTS IN ATLANTA MORE THAN ANY OTHER SIDE IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DATA HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED COVID-19 AND THEIR LUNGS RECOVER FASTER WHEN THEY TOOK THE DRUG MORE TESTING IS STILL NEEDED THE FDA HAS NOT OFFICIALLY PROVE THE TREATMENT SO RIGHT NOW IT IS ONLY BEING USED FOR THE SICKEST PATIENTS ALREADY IN THE HOSPITAL IN IV FORM SO DON’T EXPECT A PILL TO SHOW UP INFIRMITY PHARMACIES ANYTIME SOON MEANWHILE THE TRUMPET MINISTRATION LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE TO PUSH DRUGMAKERS TO DEVELOP A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY JANUARY >> Reporter: AT A PLACE NORMALLY RESERVED FOR TAILGATES AND CELEBRATIONS IT’S NOW THE SITE OF TESTING >> IS AN EXCITING GROUP OF PEOPLE >> Reporter: SEAN PENN FOUNDATION TEAMED UP WITH YORKER FOUNDATION TO OFFER FREE TESTING AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD RIGHT NEXT TO MERCEDES- BENZ STADIUM >> IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE IMPACT THIS CRISIS IS HAVING ON PEOPLE OF COLOR AND THE WEST SIDE FOR US IT WAS A CLEAR MANDATE.>> CORRESPONDED 10 YEARS AGO, EARLIER THIS MONTH THE ORGANIZATION WANTS TESTING SITES IN CALIFORNIA BUT IS NOW EXPANDING TO OTHER CITIES INCLUDING ATLANTA

>> YOU JUST DROP IT IN THE BASKET.>> PRETEST WILL BE OFFERED TO THOSE WHO HAVE SYMPTOMS ALONG WITH THE HIGH- RISK AND ORDERLY.>> THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE COMMUNITY >> WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET TESTED OUTSIDE THE STADIUM THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT THE NONPROFIT HAS BEEN HERE IN GEORGIA.>> IS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THE ORGANIZATION CORE DONATED $45,000 TO HELP WITH A RESPONSE THAT MONEY WENT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE ELDERLY >>> CHECK OUT THIS PARTY IN FULTON COUNTY PATTY YOUNG LIVED IN SOUTH FULTON OUR WHOLE LIFE, LAST WEEK SHE TURNED 100 YEARS OLD SOCIAL DISTANCING PREVENTED HER FROM HAVING A BIG PARTY BUT THAT DID NOT STOP HER FAMILY FROM PLANNING SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL AND I STRIVE I PRAY GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO WISH HER A HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY FROM A SAFE DISTANCE >>> ESSENTIAL WORKERS ARE CONTINUING TO FIGHT FOR SAFER CONDITIONS WHAT THE CORNET TRANSPORTATION WORKERS SAY THEY NEED TO FEEL SAFE >>> AND HE FELT THAT WHEN TODAY IN THE COOLER AIR IN PLACE, IT’S GOING TO REMAIN COOL IN THE MORNING ABOUT THE WARMER AIR OUT TO THE WEST IS MOVING >>> STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO MAKE BUSES SAFER BUT ISSUES REMAIN AT TRANSIT SYSTEMS AROUND METRO ATLANTA WE HAVE MORE ON WHAT IS AT STAKE >> Reporter: WHEN THE COUNTY BUSES HAVE LIMITED THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON EACH BUS AND IMPLEMENTED OTHER STEPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE THAT IS A RISK FOR BOTH PASSENGERS AND BUS OPERATORS OPERATORS REPRESENTED BY THE TRANSIT UNION HAVE BEEN IN TRUST WITH THE BUS SYSTEMS TO LOWER THOSE RISKS THE UNION HAS ASKED FOR HAZARD PAY, PPE AND OTHER SAFETY YEAR, REQUIRING MASKS FOR PASSENGERS AND PAID TESTING FOR TRANSIT WORKERS AMONG OTHER THINGS.>> IN ADDITION WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS PANDEMIC LEAVE PROTECTION.>> THE LOCAL UNION PRESIDENT SAYS THIS >> WE NEED SOMETHING THAT IF THE NEED TO TAKE OFF IT WILL ACTUALLY PROTECT THEM AS FAR AS THEIR WAGES AND BENEFITS.>> THE COMPANY THAT OPERATES THE BUS SYSTEMS AS SOME OF THOSE

REQUESTS HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED AND THAT DRIVERS ARE STILL GETTING PAID FULL-TIME WHILE WORKING FEWER HOURS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE REMAINS OUR TOP PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT HAS BEEN CLOSELY COLLABORATING TO ADDRESS THE EMERGING SITUATION THE COMPANY OPERATING GWINNETT TRANSIT TOLD US IN A STATEMENT >>> TEMPERATURES ARE DROPPING MORE TONIGHT, THEY WILL WARM UP NICELY FOR THE WEEKEND BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE WEEKEND WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE BLAST FURNACE WHICH IS RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD >> WE WERE BELOW AVERAGE TODAY HIGH TEMPERATURE 63 DEGREES, WE SHOULD BE AROUND 76 THIS TIME OF YEAR SO ABOUT 13 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE THE GOOD THING IS WE DON’T HAVE ANY RAN AROUND, THIS TIME LAST NIGHT WE WERE WATCHING THE LAST BIT OF THE RAIN AS IT WAS COMING THROUGH THE STATE AND EXITING OUR AREA IN THE NORTHWEST WIND KICKED IN AND THAT’S WHAT’S BEEN BRINGING IN THE COURIER IT WAS BREEZY TODAY BUT THE WIND IS DYING DOWN NOW THE COOLER AIR IS IN PLACE FOR OVERNIGHT AND IN THE MORNING NO RAIN, THERE’S THE STORM SYSTEM THAT MOVED INTO THE ATLANTIC A BIT OF MOISTURE TO THE NORTH, NO ISSUES WITH THAT THAT’S JUST THE LAST BIT OF CLOUD COVER THAT CONTINUES TO BREAK UP TONIGHT LOOK AT THESE TEMPERATURES, 50s NOW COOL OUT THERE TONIGHT AND IT WILL GET COOLER THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WE ARE GOING TO DROP DOWN TO LOW 50s AND SOME FOLKS OUTSIDE THE CITY WILL WAKE UP IN THE 40s YOU’RE GOING TO WAKE UP AND IT’S GOING TO BE COLD, CLEAR SKIES AND A LOT OF SUNSHINE AROUND TO START THE DAY BUT THROUGH THE DAY TEMPERATURES WILL WARM UP QUICKLY AND GO FROM 50 DEGREES A DATA CLOCK IN THE MORNING TO 58 BY 10 AND THEN CONTINUE TO RISE EVENTUALLY MAKING IT INTO THE 70s FOR THE HIGH TOMORROW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF SUNSHINE WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR SKIES AND GREAT VISIBILITY, IT’S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND WE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT 11, THAT’S OUR SCALE FROM 1 TO 11 WHERE WE RATE YOUR WEATHER AND 11 IS A PERFECT DAY WERE GOING TO GO WITH THAT TOMORROW EVEN THOUGH THOSE TEMPERATURES MIGHT BE SLIGHTLY BELOW WHERE WE SHOULD BE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR THE FORECAST RECORD SHOWING VERY QUIET WHETHER THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING IN THE AFTERNOON, PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND THEN IS JUST GOING TO TAKE A WHILE FOR THOSE TEMPERATURES TO REBOUND AND WE WILL GET BACK INTO THE 70s AND THEN HEADING INTO SATURDAY A COUPLE OF CLOUDS MY MIXON, WERE SO GOING TO GO WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND EVEN WARMER COMING ON SATURDAY, LOWER 80s AND THEN IT KEEPS ON GOING INTO THE MID-80s BY SUNDAY WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ON SATURDAY IT’S GOING TO BE ARE LOOKING REALLY NICE AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT GOING ON SATURDAY IN ATLANTA WERE THE BLUE ANGELS AND THUNDERBIRDS ARE GOING TO DO A SPECIAL FLYOVER, WE DON’T KNOW THE FLIGHT PATH YET THAT SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW ONLY KNOWS IT SHOULD BE AROUND 1:35 TOMORROW, IT’S GOING TO BE CLOSING THOSE FLYING OVER THE CITY TEMPERATURES AT THAT TIME ARE GOING TO BE IN THE 70s AND WE WILL HAVE PLENTY OF SUNSHINE, GREAT VISIBILITY SO WE WILL WAY TO SEE EXACTLY WHERE THOSE JETS ARE GOING TO BE FLYING ON SATURDAY TAKING A LOOK AT THE FORECAST TRACK THE EUROPEAN MODEL SHOWING AS WE GET INTO SUNDAY THERE’S ANOTHER GOOD DAY WITH A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS, MONDAY WE REINTRODUCED SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS BUT THOSE CHANCES WILL BE HIGHER OVER NORTH GEORGIA AND LOWER IN METRO ATLANTA ON MONDAY BUT THEN ON TUESDAY THE SYSTEM ROSEN THAT WILL GIVE US A CHANCE FOR SOME SHOWERS, AT THIS POINT IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE THAT STRONG BUT IT IS SOMETHING WERE GOING TO BE WATCHING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS HERE’S WHAT WERE WATCHING FOR FRIDAY, EISNER 73 AND 81 SATURDAY, 85 SUNDAY HOLDING IN THE MID-80s MONDAY AND TUESDAY BUT WE WILL ALSO SEE MORE MOISTURE COMING IN, 20% CHANCE FOR A SHOWER MONDAY 30% TUESDAY BACK TO 20% WEDNESDAY AND THEN WE CLEAR OUT FOR THURSDAY SERVICE OR SHOPPING BACK INTO THE 70s THIS ACTUALLY COMES FROM LAST NIGHT FROM SOME OF THE SHOWERS WE HAD, CARA CARMICHAEL IN CARROLLTON THESE ARE THE STORMS THAT ROLLED THROUGH LAST NIGHT THE WAY WE DO THAT A LOT OF TIMES WE GET THOSE FROM THE STORM TRACKER, YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THAT PAGE >>> IN COBB COUNTY JOHN’S IDEAS TO GIVE FRIENDS, HE IS A LUCKY MAN, THE HUSBAND OF JILL BECKER AND A LONGTIME PART OF THE FAMILY SHE IS A TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER, HIS GRANDDAUGHTERS LOVEBIRDS SO

JOHN STARTED TAKING PICTURES.>> IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH WHEN WE WERE ASKED TO SHELTER IN PLACE, THEY WOULD LOVE TO COME TO OUR HOUSE THEY LOVEBIRDS SO I STARTED SHOOTING PICTURES OF THE BIRDS FROM MY WINDOW OUT AND SENDING THE PICTURES SO THEY COULD STILL SEE THE BIRDS AT OUR HOUSE.>> THIS PRODUCT WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE FOR FACEBOOK BUT IT TURNED INTO A SCRAPBOOK FOR HIS GRANDDAUGHTERS FILLED WITH MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A VERY LONG TIME >>> AFTER 30 DAYS IN ICU FIGHTING COVID-19 A METRO ATLANTA MAN HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED FROM THE >>> SO MANY OF US KNOW SOMEBODY DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS AND WE ARE REACHING OUT TO SHOW THE GOOD NEWS OF RECOVERY TODAY AFTER 30 DAYS IN METRO ATLANTA MAN WAS FINALLY RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL >> HAVE A AND DO IT THE DARKER SIDE TODAY.>> Reporter: ROBERT IS BEING DISCHARGED BUT CAN’T GO HOME YET >>> WE HAVE MORE COMING YOUR

WAY >>> THE ATHENS MAYOR SAYS HE’S WORRIED ABOUT HIS COMMUNITY NOW THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED TO ALLOW FOR THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER TO EXPIRE TONIGHT HE SAYS THAT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO INDICATE WE’RE IN THE CLEAR, HE SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE ATHENS TO SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL THEY SEE A TWO-WEEK

DECLINE IN ACTIVE NEW CASES THEN START A FACE-TO-FACE APPROACH HE SAYS HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT MIXED MESSAGES DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH THE GOVERNORS DECISION TO MOVE FORWARD BY ALLOWING THE CHILDREN PLACE ORDER TO EXPIRE AND INDIVIDUAL LEADERS ASKING THEIR CITY SO THEY PUT>> UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES MORE THAN 40,000 PEOPLE COME INTO OUR COMMUNITY EVERY DAY TO WORK SO WE DO NEED TO BE UNIFIED IN A MESSAGE WE NEED TO SEND US A LOOK AT THE DATA AND WHEN THE DATA INDICATES IT IS SAFE FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF REOPENING THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO ENCOURAGE THAT >> HE ALSO WORRIES IF WE DON’T CONTINUE TO SHELTER IN PLACE WE COULD NOT ONLY SEE A SECOND WAVE OF CASES BUT POSSIBLY A SERIES OF WAVES >>> WE NOW HAVE SURVIVORS IS ALREADY, BUT IT WILL TAKE MONTHS OR YEARS FOR SOME TO RECOVER FROM THE FINANCIAL TOLL OF THE VIRUS WE’RE LOOKING AT THE CONFUSIONS RUNNING MEDICAL CAUSE.>> Reporter: THE MOMENTS THAT KEEP HOPE ALIVE, THE CHEERS AND REUNIONS WITH LOVED ONES >> THE NURSES DESERVE EVERYTHING THEY GET.>> Reporter: SHE SURVIVED AND SO DID HER FATHER AND DAUGHTER WHO SPENT 11 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR BUT COOK HERSELF ALMOST DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL.>> IN MY HEAD I WAS GONE WE CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER BILL, WERE GOING TO LOSE OUR HOUSE AND IT’S A LOT.>> SO FAR THE BILL IS $18,000 SHE IS WAITING TO SEE WHAT HER INSURANCE WILL PAY BUT SHE FEARS IT WILL NOT BE MUCH.>> THE OTHER DAY THEY PAY LIKE $300 A DAY FOR A HOSPITAL STAY AND I’M LIKE HOLY COW.>> SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HER DAUGHTERS CAROL COST RICHARD PELLEGRINO WAS ON A VENTILATOR FOR ABOUT A WEEK >> IT WAS SURPRISING TO ME BECAUSE I NEVER SAW A LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE FOR ANYTHING.>> 18,000 OF THAT ASSOCIATED WITH TWO VISITS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE HE WAS TURNED AWAY WITHOUT RECEIVING THE TEST HE ALSO RECEIVED AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT.>> I WAS OFFERED AND ACCEPTED THE ANTI- MALARIA DRUG.>> Reporter: WHICH NOT ALL HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE AGREED TO COVER >> Reporter: WHILE MOST SAY THEY WILL COVER TESTING.>> THE TREATMENT ASPECT IS WHERE THE CONFUSION COMES INTO PLAY >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAID IT WILL FOOT THE BILL FOR THE UNINSURED AND MEDICARE WHICH PELLEGRINO HAS STILL HIS LAST STATEMENT HAS THEM ON THE HOOK FOR $38,000.>> WE ARE LIVING DAY-TO-DAY >> IT WAS LIKE $360 THAT’S A CAR PAYMENT OR PART OF OUR HOUSE PAYMENT.>> Reporter: COOK DOES NOT REGRET THE DECISION TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL HER HUSBAND PUT IT SIMPLY >> I WOULD RATHER PAY HOSPITAL BUILDING A FUNERAL BILL FOR YOU THAT RESONATED IN MY HEAD >>> MANY ARE STRUGGLING IN GEORGIA RIGHT NOW WITH MANY BUSINESSES CLOSE 18% OF THE WORKFORCE IN THE UNITED STATES IS OUT OF A JOB RIGHT NOW, THE UNIMPORTANT NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW HARD IT HAS HIT OUR ECONOMY JUST OVER THE PAST SIX WEEKS YOU CAN LOOK AT THE MOST RECENT CLAIMS, ON THE BOTTOM YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF NEW UNEMPLOYMENT FILINGS GOING DOWN BUT THOSE FILINGS ADD UP TO MORE THAN 30 MILLION MORE PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING CONTINUOUS BENEFITS AND DURING THE PEAK OF THE RECESSION ONE BEACON OF HOPE IS RENEWED FUNDING FOR THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM WE HAVE THE STORY OF ONE STORE OWNER HOLDING OUT HOPE THAT SHE COULD GET PART OF THAT FUND >> Reporter: LIKE MANY OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A MAJOR BITE OUT OF OPERATIONS.>> WE ARE ON AVERAGE

ABOUT 50% DOWN IN SALES.>> SHE SELLS ASSORTED PET FOOD AND SUPPLIES AND OFFERS SPA SERVICES FOR HER FOUR-LEGGED CLIENTELE BUT MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN KICKED TO THE CURB IT’S ONE OF THE OVER 40 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES THAT HELP OUR THE U.S. ECONOMY UNFORTUNATELY THERE MOST VULNERABLE DURING AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN WHICH IS WHY A PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM IS SO COVETED AND WILL PROVIDE SO MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL RELIEF.>> I DID IT ONLINE I GOT ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS THAT THEY NEEDED THEY REVIEWED THAT AND THEN WENT TO THE NEXT STEP AND UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE FUNDS WERE ALREADY DEPLETED.>> THE INITIAL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS RUN OUT IN A MATTER OF TWO WEEKS SOME OF IT SNAPPED UP BY PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES AND MANY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FELT THAT THEY WERE AT AN UNFAIR DISADVANTAGE THE VICE PRESIDENT AS CITIZENS PLUS SAYS THE OLDEST BANKS HERE IN THE NATION >> Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, AND WORKING WITH A BANK THAT KNOWS YOU CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.>> EVEN BEFORE WE KNEW HOW WE WERE GOING TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS WE REACHED OUT TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN LOYAL CUSTOMERS US AND WE SAID THIS IS COMING DOWN THE PIPE YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW >> Reporter: ROUND TWO AT THE PROGRAM KICKED OFF EARLIER THIS WEEK AND HE WONDERS IF THEY’LL PAY THIS TIME AROUND.>> THERE COULD BE 1 MILLION APPLICATIONS AT OF ME.>> Reporter: A WAITING GAME AND TIME IS NOT ON HER SIDE.>> THE LANDLORD IS HELPING US OUT WITH THE RENT HERE SO THAT IS GIVING US A BIT OF A BREAK WE JUST HAVE TO RELY ON SOME OF OUR PERSONAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO KEEP OUR STAFF ON AND KEEP THE DOORS OPEN.>> MOST EVERYBODY IS TRYING THE BEST THEY CAN TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AND KEEP IT OUT OF THEIR HOMES BUT ARE YOU CLEANING YOUR SHOES? ONE STUDY SUGGESTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO WE SPOKE WITH EXPERTS TO VERIFY WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.>> THINK ABOUT ALL THE STEPS YOU TAKE DAILY WHETHER IT’S ON A WALK OR THROUGH GROCERY STORE NOW CONSIDER ALL THE GERMS THAT THE SOULS OF YOUR SHOES TOUCH THEY COULD CARRY COVID-19 IT’S NO SECRET THE SOLES OF YOUR SHOES ARE NOT ALL THE CLEANEST BUT A NEW STUDY REVEALS JUST HOW DIRTY THEY CAN BE RESEARCHERS EXAMINED THE SHOES OF MEDICAL STAFF AT THE EPICENTER AND THEY FOUND THAT THE VIRUS CAN BE TRACKED AROUND THE FLOOR AS INDICATED BY THE 100% RATE POSITIVITY FROM THE PHARMACY WHERE THERE WERE NO PATIENTS FURTHERMORE HALF THE SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE THEREFORE THE SOLES OF MEDICAL STAFF SHOES MY FUNCTION AS CHARACTERS, WE SPOKE WITH HIM AND ASKED HIM TO VERIFY >> A LOT OF PARTICLES ON THE FLOOR CAN ONLY BE TRANSMITTED TO OTHER PLACES >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR SUGGEST LEAVING SHOES OUTSIDE YOUR HOME OR SANITIZING THE BOTTOM SOUL >> IT WILL REMOVE ALL THE POTENTIAL THINGS THAT ARE ON THE SURFACE THAT MIGHT CONTACT THE FLOOR.>> WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE >> Reporter: UPON HEARING ABOUT THE REPORT THE CEO OF A SHOE COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN SHOES THAT SLIP ON AND OFF WITHOUT USING YOUR HANDS IS GIVING AWAY 1000 PAIRS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS NATIONWIDE AS FOR THE STUDY WHILE IT IS A WAKE-UP CALL NOT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALARMED AS LONG AS YOU’RE DOING WHATEVER YOU CAN TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD.>>> YOU ARE REACHING OUT TO US TO SHARE HOW YOUR LIVES HAVE BEEN THROWN OFF COURSE BY THE PANDEMIC WE INTRODUCE YOU TO A WOMAN INDICATOR WHO WAS MAKING HER MARK ON SUCH A TIME >> IT’S REALLY EASY RIGHT NOW TO SEE ALL OF THE HARD AND TERRIBLE THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE WORLD I THINK IT’S EASY TO GO TO THE NEGATIVE >> IF ANYONE HAD REASON IT WAS HER HER AND HER FIANCI POSTPONED THERE MAY WEDDING AND IT’S PUT BOTH OUT OF WORK, FORCES YOU INTO THEIR SAVINGS.>> IT HAS JUST BEEN REALLY HARD AND IT’S

BEEN AN ONGOING THING >> Reporter: MAIA DECIDED TO BRING HOPE, SHE FOUND HER MOMS OLD SEWING MACHINE IN THE ATTIC SHE LEARNED TO SEW, SHE BEGAN MAKING MASKS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS SHE EXTENDED HER ARMS TO HER COMMUNITY.>> I HELD UP A LITTLE THING THAT SAID PLEASE READ THIS POST AND I ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DONATE TWO DOLLARS OR FIVE DOLLARS AND I WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PURCHASE MATERIALS AND MAKE MASKS BY THE NEXT DAY WE RAISED $1590 IT BLEW ME AWAY IT WAS JUST SO TOUCHING TO ME.>> SO FAR THEY MADE MORE THAN 100 MASKS, IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE OVERWHELMING NEED OR THE OVERWHELMING NEGATIVE OF THIS PANDEMIC HER GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A PATH OF POSITIVE >> PEOPLE WANT A PERFECT RIGHT NOW ANY TIME IS DIFFICULT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE MYSELF INCLUDED, I THINK IT WAS JUST A REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOPE >> SO MAIA IS MAKING ALL THESE MASKS BUT NOT DOING IT BY HERSELF, SHE’S PART OF A GROUP THAT HAS SPREAD NATIONWIDE COUNSELING MASKS FOR AREA HOSPITALS >> WE LOVE THAT, HELPING SOMEBODY OR EVEN SEEING SOMEBODY HELP OTHERS AND KEEP US ALL OUT OF THE NEGATIVE THIS GROUP HAS DONE A LOT.>> THE CHAPTER IN ATLANTA ALONE HAS MORE THAN 8500 MEMBERS AND THEY HAVE COMBINED TO PRODUCE AND DELIVER MORE THAN 22,000 MASKS >>> THE STRUGGLE TO STAY OPEN IS A REALITY FOR MANY BUSINESSES NOW, HEAD HOW AN ASSIST FROM THE GOVERNMENT IS HELPING TO MAKE SURE FAMILIES CAN STILL GET MEDICAL CARE RIGHT NOW.>>> STORMS ARE WELL OFF TO THE EAST BUT BACK BEHIND THE SYSTEM WE HAVE A NORTHWEST FLOW IN PLENTY OF COOL AIR WHERE IS COMING BACK, WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE TIMING OF THAT AND YOUR WEEKEND >>> MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

CH >>> SMALL BUSINESSES ARE RUSHING TO GET PART OF THE LOAN PROTECTION PROGRAM THE MONEY TRAIL HAS NOW SAVED ONE KEY HEALTHCARE CENTER IN ATLANTA’S WEST END.>> FOR THE FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF GEORGIA SERVING LOW INCOME PATIENTS ON THE CITIES WEST END GETTING ALONG WITH CRITICAL FOR THE SURVIVAL >> WE WOULD HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING TO MAKE PAYROLL AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS >> Reporter: WITH A STAFF OF 120 EMPLOYEES THE CEO AND PRESIDENT SAYS MORE THAN $1 MILLION HE GOT AFTER NOT GETTING ANYTHING IN THE FIRST ROUND IS CRITICAL FOR ONE OF THE CORE MISSIONS OF THE CENTER.>> WE ARE SEEING PATIENTS THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED AND UNINSURED.>> Reporter: ONE OF THOSE PATIENTS IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO LIVING IN THE WEST END FOR 21 YEARS AND REALIZING THE CLINIC FOR ALL OF HER MEDICAL NEEDS.>> IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME BECAUSE I NEEDED IT’S CONFUSING >> Reporter: AN ALERT GYRO IS OFFERING FREE COVID-19 TESTING WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN DOING OUT FOR MORE THAN A MONTH THEY SAY THE LOAN WILL KEEP THAT GOING THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN ON UNITY NATIONAL BANK IS HELPING MAKE SURE THAT FAMILY HEALTH AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE PROPERLY SUBMITTING THEIR LOAN APPLICATIONS TO ENSURE THEY ARE GETTING THE MONEY THAT THEY DESPERATELY NEED >> ALL OF THE MONEY IS KEEPING SMALL BUSINESS IS ALIVE ON ATLANTA’S WEST END WITHOUT IT MANY STORES WILL BE FORCED TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY >>> THE SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVED OUT OF OUR AREA AND I LEFT ON THIS, AND NORTHWEST FLOW THAT HAS BEEN GIVING US SOME BREEZY CONDITIONS TODAY AND THEN ALSO BRINGING IN THE COOLER AIR, THAT’S GOING TO BE WITH US TONIGHT ARE GOING TO START OFF WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW AVERAGE, IT’S GOING TO BE A LITTLE CHILLY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE DAY, THAT COOLER AIR STARTS TO RETREAT AND IT’S GOING TO BE REPLACED BY WARMER HERE TOMORROW WE MOVE INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70s AND THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENS INTO THE WEEKEND, MORE OF THIS WARM AIR IS GOING TO STREAM IN AS WE SEE THE WIND SHIFTS A LITTLE BIT COMING OUT OF THE WEST AND THEN EVENTUALLY THE SOUTHWEST SATURDAY’S HIGH WILL BE IN THE LOWER 80s AND WARMER ON SUNDAY WITH MID 80s HERE AND AND THAT’S GOING TO STICK WITH US ON MONDAY AND ALSO ON TUESDAY AND THEN ONCE WE GET TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK ANOTHER FRONT COMES IN AND WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AROUND THAT WILL CALL US BACK DOWN AGAIN TEMPERATURES IN THE 70s LATER IN THE WEEK AND THAT CORRESPONDS WITH WHAT WE ARE SEEING WITH OUR EXTENDED OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER THIS IS SHOWING US MAY 7 THROUGH THE 13th COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MOVING OUR WAY WHILE THE ARTICLE TONIGHT AND EARLY IN THE MORNING WERE GOING TO BE REALLY WARM OVER THE WEEKEND BUT THAT IS NOT ME IN THE MID-80s ARE GOING TO STICK WITH US WERE STILL GOING TO COOL DOWN AGAIN LATER ON IN THE WEEK

WE WERE AT 63 TODAY WE SHOULD BE AROUND 76 DEGREES FOR THE HIGH FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE LOWEST JUST ABOUT THREE DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE SO WE ARE GOING TO SEE TEMPERATURES WARM UP A LITTLE BIT TOMORROW IN FACT THIS IS THE TIMELINE WE START OFF IN LOW 50s TOMORROW GOING ON IN THE MID-50s, LOOK AT THESE BIG GEMS THROUGH THE DAY AND EVENTUALLY TOPPING OFF IN THE 70s IN THE AFTERNOON A LOT OF SUNSHINE NO CLOUDS, WE WILL SEE THE WARM AIR MOVING IN FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND, MID-80s FOR SUNDAY MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND IT’S ALSO GOING TO BE A DRY PATTERN AHEAD, NO SHOWERS RETURN UNTIL WE GET INTO NEXT WEEK AND RIGHT NOW THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE SCATTERED WE RATE YOUR WEATHER ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 11 WHERE 11 IS A PERFECT DAY AND WERE GOING TO HAVE THAT TOMORROW EVEN THOUGH TEMPERATURES ARE A BIT BELOW AVERAGE IT’S GOING TO BE BRIGHT AND SUNNY WITH DRY AIR IN PLACE AND CRYSTAL CLEAR SKIES IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY AND YOU CAN SEE THAT HERE ON THE FORECAST TRACK JUST THAT TEMPERATURE THAT STARTS TO WARM UP A LITTLE BIT MORE WITH THAT SUNSHINE AND ON SATURDAY IS A COUPLE CLOUDS MIGHT MIX-AND-MATCH AND TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO WARM INTO THE LOWER 80s AND HERE’S THAT TEMPERATURE TREND, 70s FRIDAY TODAY WE WERE IN THE 60s, 80s ON SATURDAY AND THEN MID-80s SUNDAY MONDAY AND TUESDAY, SOMETHING ELSE WERE GOING TO SEE MONDAY AND TUESDAY’S LITTLE MORE MOISTURE AND A 20% CHANCE FOR AN ISOLATED SHOWER, 30% CHANCE TUESDAY AND THEN RAIN CHANCES GO DOWN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY IS TEMPERATURES GO DOWN AGAIN BACK TO THE 70s.>>> YESTERDAY THE NCAA MADE A DECISION THAT MADE IT A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT’S AND ATHLETES CAN PROFIT OFF THEIR NAME, IMAGE AND LIKENESS MEANING THEY CAN BE IN ADVERTISEMENTS AND GET PAID FOR THOSE APPEARANCES BUT THERE IS STILL A LOT TO FIGURE OUT >> AN INTERESTING ASPECT IS GOING TO BE THE SOCIAL MEDIA ASPECT AND ATHLETES BEING ABLE TO MARKET THEMSELVES WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THIS FROM THE NCAA PERSPECTIVE WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH HER? >> THE THEORY IS THAT SOMEBODY THAT OWNS FIVE RESTAURANTS IN THE TOWN IS A HUGE BACKER OF THE SCHOOL AND PUTS SOME CRAZY NUMBER ON THE VALUE OF THAT POST AND TRY TO ATTRACT KIDS BEFORE THEY EVEN GO TO SCHOOL >> SOME MIGHT SAY YOU ARE ONLY WORTH WHAT SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY YOU SO HOW DO YOU REGULATE THAT?>> THAT’S VERY TRUE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE STUDENT ATHLETES SHOULD MAKE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN WHEN THEY CAN MAKE IT IT’S GOING TO BE KIND OF A GIVE AND A TAKE THEY WILL HAVE TO POLICE AND CONTROL THIS IN ORDER TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS PROCESS IT WILL BE A WILD WEST START THE RULES WILL HAVE TO BE CHALLENGED AND THERE WILL BE ALL SORTS OF INTERPRETATIONS IT’S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR COMPLIANCE OFFICES AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE SPORTS WORLD BUT ULTIMATELY I THINK IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO KIDS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE MONEY JUST LIKE THOSE THAT ARE NOT PLAYING SPORTS >>> AND FOR BRAVES FANS WHO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE TEAM THIS SEASON, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WAS NOT ALLOWING REFUNDS FOR GAMES IN APRIL THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND HOW THAT’S CHANGING THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S CLEAR THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A FULL SLATE OF GAMES AND THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THE GAMES WILL BE PLAYED WITHOUT FRIENDS SO TEAMS CAN DETERMINE THEIR OWN REFUND POLICIES, THE BRAVES SENT A LETTER TO SEASON TICKET HOLDERS SAYING THEY CAN EITHER BE REFUNDED, THE VALUE OR RECEIVE A CREDIT TOWARDS FUTURE PAYMENTS AND TICKETS SINGLE-GAME TICKET HOLDERS WILL HAVE SIMILAR OPTIONS >>> PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HIS THOUGHTS ON SPORTS RETURNING AND WHAT HE WANTS TO SEE ONCE THE THREAT HAS DECREASED HE WANTS TO SEE STANDS FULL OF FANS ONCE IT SAFE >> IF I WATCH ALABAMA PLAY LSU I DON’T WANT TO SEE 20,000 PEOPLE INSTEAD OF 120,000 PEOPLE WE WANT IS TO BE THE WAY IT WAS NOW ARE GOING TO WAIT UNTIL IT’S GONE AND IT WILL BE GONE AND WE DONE A LOT TO GET RID OF IT BUT WE WANT TO OPEN OUR COUNTRY, THE PEOPLE WANT IS COUNTRY OPEN >> STILL A LONG WAY TO GO TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU CAN HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER SITTING IN STANDS, HOW DOES THAT WORK OUT? THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AT SPORTING EVENTS AND HOW IT’S DEFINED THAT’S BEYOND MY PAY GRADE AS THEY SAY SOLUTIONS

SEND AS A TEXT AND WE WILL GET YOUR INFORMATION WITH FACTS >>> A COOL START IN THE MORNING WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND THEN WE WARM UP DURING THE DAY, I TEMPERATURES UP TO ABOUT 73 DEGREES EVEN WARMER SATURDAY UP TO 81, WERE GOING TO STAY DRY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND IT GETS WARMER ON SUNDAY INTO THE MID- 80s, THE RAIN CHANCE IS LOW COMING BACK ON MONDAY WITH A 20% TRANSFER SHOWERS THEN BACK DOWN TO 20% WEDNESDAY WITH COOLER AIR NEXT WEEK

>>> THE GOVERNOR PUSHES FORWARD WITH THE NEW PLAN >> TOGETHER WE WILL DEFEAT THIS VIRUS AND EMERGE STRONGER >> IN LESS THAN AN HOUR GEORGIA REOPENS AHEAD LIVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THE NEW CHANGES TO YOUR DAILY LIFE >> HELP FROM HOLLYWOOD NEW, SEAN PENN COMES TO GEORGIA