Gov. Kemp Extends State of Emergency and Strongly Encourages Use of Face Masks
Extends Georgia’s public health state of emergency through 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2020, to continue enhanced testing across Georgia, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations in every region – unless extended at a later time.
Reminds the public the “shelter in place” requirement to elderly and “medically fragile” residents until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020, consistent with the public health state of emergency.
Gatherings of 25 or more must observe social distancing at all times.
The release also reinforces previous orders that businesses must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe.
Bars and nightclubs are allowed to open with the same 39 strict guidelines as restaurants have, and they must keep this ratio 10 patrons/300 square feet as long as social distancing is maintained.
Live performance venues remain closed until 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2020 – unless extended at a later time.
Long-term care facilities – including nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, and similar community living homes – are also ordered to utilize enhanced infection control protocols, ensure safer living conditions, and protect residents and staff from coronavirus exposure.