Both University Hospital and Georgia Regents Medical Center said they were already prepared to use a higher level of personal protective equipment than even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended when it upgraded its standards earlier this week.
A total of 164 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 84 assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 17, occurred on Oct. 17 and again on Oct. 18.
Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said the nation's security rests on breaking down bariers between private and government sectors specializing in cyber defense. Rogers spoke Thursday at Georgia Regents University.