ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — On Monday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.
Executive Order 08.31.20.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 PM on October 10, 2020.
The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing, and healthcare capacity.
By renewing the applicability of existing language, Executive Order 08.31.20.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than fifty people unless there are six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile, among other provisions.
The order runs through 11:59 PM on September 15, 2020.
Full details of Gov. Kemp's executive order are available by clicking here.