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Gov. Kemp extends closures of bars, clubs in Georgia until May 31

Restaurants allowed to expand dine-in operations
Georgia GA Coronavirus
Posted at 4:21 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 16:26:51-04

GEORGIA (WTXL) — Gov. Brian Kemp has extended state safety regulations for businesses through the end of the month.

Tuesday, the governor announced that he is issuing a new executive order regarding businesses throughout the state.

Restaurants will be able to expand their operations under the new order. Through that new order, more customers will be allowed to dine-in and maximum among of people who can be seated together will increase from 6 to 10 people.

Regarding childcare, Gov. Kemp says the new order will allow child care facilities to increase occupancy from 10 to 20 children.

On Thursday, May 14, summer day camps will also be allowed to operate again. All overnight summer camps are still not permitted to operate for the time being.

On Sunday, May 24, state agencies will begin to open offices, according to Gov. Kemp.

While the order makes some expansions on what is or isn't allowed during the pandemic, it also extends some restrictions.

Bars, clubs, and music venues will remain closed until the end of May. Gatherings of 10 people or more are also still banned through May 31 in the state of Georgia.

A shelter-in-place order for the medically fragile and vulnerable populations will remain in place until June 12, 2020.

Other businesses, including barbershops, gyms, tattoo shops and nail salons, were already allowed to re-open.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for details.

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