The countdown is on as students and school staff get ready for the 2021-2022 school year. After all of last year’s challenges, school leaders in Jeff Davis say they’re ready to take on a more “normal” year.
Bryan County has the second highest community transmission rate in the Coastal Health District. The Coastal Health District said the message has remained the same for more than a year now -- get vaccinated. They said if we can’t get a hold of the rising transmission rate, this year will look a lot like last year. This time last week, Bryan County’s community transmission index was 176. Now, it’s at 325.
With the City of Savannah announcing their decision earlier Monday to reinstate a mask mandate, we checked in with other surrounding cities to see what their plans are. WTOC met up with the mayor of Tybee Island to hear her perspective.
The news that the mask mandate is being reinstated in Savannah took some businesses by surprise. Some said they didn’t know about the change while others were still figuring out what it means and how it will impact them.