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Gov. Kemp Extends State of Emergency and Shelter in Place Orders

Post Date:04/09/2020 9:09 AM


(Click here to view Governor Kemp's Executive Order)

During a scheduled conference on Wednesday, April 8, Governor Brian Kemp announced his plans to extend Georgia's State of Emergency and Shelter in Place orders. The previous Shelter in Place orders originally set to expire on April 13 is now extended through April 30 The Governor's declaration for the State of Emergency will last through May 13. 

Under the order, residents and visitors are required to shelter in place inside their homes and take "every possible precaution to limit social interaction" and prevent the spread of COVID-19, unless they are: 

1. Conducting or participating in essential services;

2. Performing necessary travel;

3. Are engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, the performance of Minimum Basic Operations for a business, establishment, corporation, non-profit corporation or organization not classified as Critical Infrastructure; or

4. Are part of the workforce for Critical Infrastructure and are actively engaged in the performance of, or travel to and from, their respective employment.

"Essential services" are permitted under the order, but are limited to obtaining necessary supplies and services for a household - like food, medicine, sanitation. The order asks that preference should be given to online ordering, home delivery, and curbside-pickup whenever possible. 

Outdoor exercising is still allowed, but a minimum of 6-foot distances is still required.


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