UGA football staffer who was critically ill from COVID-19 released from hospital after 6-week battle

Updated: Apr 17


By Joe Johnson

A University of Georgia Athletics Department employee was admitted to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center six weeks ago after displaying symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease 2019


Jeremy Klawsy waves to well-wishers as he is discharged from Piedmont Athens Regional Center

Jeremy Klawsky, 32, who works as video coordinator for the UGA Bulldogs football team, “was very critically ill with COVID-19,” hospital spokeswoman Sydney Walker said.

“With the support of the staff, who grew to know Klawsky very well during his stay, he recovered and was discharged from the hospital” on Thursday afternoon, Walker said.

Hundreds of hospital staffers, friends and UGA employees, including head football coach Coach Kirby Smart, Athletic Director Greg McGarity and Senior Athletic Director Ron Courson, gathered to cheer on Klawsky as he left the hospital with his family.




A caravan of people showed up at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical to wish well to recovered COVID-19 patient Jeremy Klawsy and to thank medical personnel who are on the frontlines in battling the coronavirus pandemic (Photo courtesy of PARMC)














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