Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order extending the public health state of emergency until June 12.
According to the governor’s office, the extension of the public health state of emergency is to “continue enhanced testing across Georgia, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations in every region.”
The executive order will require medically fragile and elderly people in Georgia to continue to shelter-in-place until June 12.
The statewide shelter-in-place order for other residents of Georgia will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Gov. Kemp said in a video posted to social media that he would still recommend Georgians stay home whenever possible. Social distancing guidelines are still in effect.
Bars, nightclubs, and amusement parks have to stay closed through at least May 13. The governor left open the possibility of extending that date.
Here he speaks with John Clark to explain what you should know.