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Gov. Kemp issues order permitting law enforcement to enforce shelter-in-place order

Posted at 2:29 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 14:35:24-04

(WTXL) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an executive order authorizing law enforcement to enforce closures in accordance with the statewide shelter-in-place order that takes effect Friday night.

The order, signed Friday by Kemp, authorizes law enforcement to enforce the closure of businesses, establishments, or organizations that will be ordered closed by the impending shelter-in-place mandate.

The order states that “sheriffs enforcing this Order should take reasonable steps to provide notice and reasonable time to allow businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations and organizations the opportunity to comply with directions from sheriffs or their deputies prior to mandating closure."

Like the shelter-in-place order, the new order goes into effect on Friday at 6 p.m. The order is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 13.

You can read the full order below:

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