COVID Restrictions Being Lifted Today, Thursday, April 8 by Georgia Governor

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is lifting COVID-19 distancing restrictions in Georgia starting on Thursday.

The governor has announced that Georgia’s months-long ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in one place will be lifted starting April 9, 2021.

Restaurants and bars will be allowed to seat patrons at least 3.5 feet from each other instead of the previous 6-foot requirement. Movie-goers can sit 3 feet from each other in indoor theaters.

A shelter-in-place order for nursing homes and other elderly-care facilities also will be lifted.

Nearly 4.3 million vaccines have been administered in Georgia as of Tuesday, marking more than 2.8 million people who have received at least one of the needed two doses for most vaccines. More than 1.5 million Georgians are now fully vaccinated, according to state Department of Public Health data.