March 31: News Briefs & Crime Blotter



Georgia manufacturers convert to medical equipment

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Heritage Sleep Concepts was able to rehire 15 laid-off employees after a call from Floyd Medical Center. Heritage, Luvu Brands and YKK are among the Georgia manufacturers that have made the switch to creating medical equipment. Heritage is using their mattress embroidering machines to stitch the outline of medical masks. Luvu Brands taught its sewing machine operators how to stitch medical masks. YKK, one of the world’s largest zipper manufacturers, is creating fastening products for medical masks and gowns. Luvu is currently working toward getting the right products to help with the short supply of N-95 masks for medical workers to protect against viruses and bacteria.


Health care workers are coming out of retirement

According to U.S. News, Pennsylvania’s Department of State is allowing recently retired healthcare workers to re-enter the workforce. The department has suspended license reactivation fees to create an easier transition in an attempt to aid in the fight against COVID-19. According to the Los Angeles Times, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has created the California Health Corps to increase the state’s response to the public health emergency. Newsom joined in the attempt to bring retired practitioners back into the medical field, along with people in the process of obtaining their license and current medical students.


Madrid’s government prepares improvised morgue

Due to the uptick in COVID-19 deaths, Madrid’s government is preparing to create a morgue, according to CNN. The morgue will be located in the Justice Campus, Madrid’s Forensic Institute headquarters. Madrid expects the facility to hold an additional 200 bodies in the mortuary refrigerators. The center is temporary and they hope to have it up and running in the next few days.


March 20

Are you going to fix that?

A Georgia State student was the victim of property damage at 9:14 a.m. at the Georgia State Stadium Loading Dock. The case is still active.

March 23

Is it hot or is it just me?

At 4:47 a.m., a Georgia State student was a victim of a fire incident at 55 Park Place. The case is still active.

March 23

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

At the Landmark Diner on 60 Luckie St, a non-Georgia State individual was a victim of terroristic threats at 11:28 p.m. The case is still active.

March 24

You break it, you buy it.

A Georgia State student was a victim of property damage at the Urban Life Building at 11:44 a.m. The case is still active.

March 26

Hey! What are you doing?!

At 6:43 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for theft from a vehicle and criminal trespass in the N Parking Deck.