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Bars, nightclubs and overnight summer camps allowed to reopen in Georgia

Posted at 4:56 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:56:43-04

GEORGIA (WTXL) — Gov. Brian Kemp will allow bars and nightclubs to reopen, provided they follow stringent rules, and professional and amateur sports to resume on June 1.

Gov. Kemp made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday. Starting June 1, several new rules will take effect in the state.

Bars and nightclubs will be allowed to reopen under more than three dozen strict, new health standards. Live music venues will remain closed.

Georgians will also be allowed to have gatherings of up to 25 people as long as they keep 6 feet apart from each other. Professional and amateur sports will also be allowed to resume on June 1.

Next month, school districts can open up summer school with strict social distancing standards in place and on May 31, overnight summer camps can reopen.

Amusement parks, circuses and water parks can reopen in the state on June 12, according to Gov. Kemp.

During the conference, the governor also announced that he was extending public health state of emergency through July 12. The new order also asks residents to wear face coverings while in public.

The shelter in place order for elderly and medically fragile will remain in effect until June 12.

To watch the full press conference, click the video below: