U.S. Sen. David Perdue pressed the flesh around the state Capitol on March 2, the day he qualified to run to reclaim his seat. Jill Nolin/Georgia Recorder
Just a little over two weeks ago U.S. Senate candidates, legislative hopefuls, lobbyists and the usual groups of student visitors converged on the Georgia Capitol on the first day candidates could qualify for 2020 elections. People were already dying of COVID-19 in other states by March 2 when U.S. Sen. David Perdue stopped by the Gold Dome to fill out his paperwork and glad hand with other politicians and some of the young visitors that day. Things have deteriorated at a head-spinning pace as you’ll see in our timeline that traces the outbreak from a Chinese province late last year to this week’s news that 236 state lawmakers are urged to self-quarantine because one of their own tested positive. And the lives of more than 10 million Georgians are now turned upside down.
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