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On May 28, 2020 Governor Brian Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency through July 12, 2020. In addition, an Executive Order, effective June 1, 2020 through June 15, 2020, issued additional guidance on reviving a healthy Georgia.
Through June 15, 2020, all residents and visitors should refrain from gathering as defined in the order and practice social distancing. People are also strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their homes, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. Businesses must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe and everyone should practice sanitation in accordance to CDC guidelines.
The state has provided guidance to help businesses, like restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, food establishments, and more understand restrictions and requirements for operating during this time.
Bars and nightclubs, as well as professional and amateur sports teams and organizations may begin operations on June 1, 2020, provided they follow the requirements included in the order. Overnight Summer Camps are permitted to host campers overnight beginning on May 31, 2020 if measures are implemented as defined in the order.
The order also included permission for operators of amusements rides to begin operating on June 12, 2020, if they follow specific measures. Live performance venues must remain closed at this time.
Elderly and medically fragile residents must continue to shelter in place through Friday, June 12, 2020.
Click here to view the Governor’s Executive Orders.
Click here to learn about COVID-19 Guidelines for Georgia Businesses.