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Covid-19 Update: Governor Eases Restrictions

June 4, 2020

On Thursday, May 28th, Governor Brian Kemp issued his latest executive order that moves Georgia closer to "reopening."

As Georgia moves towards a new normal, Gov. Kemp issued new guidelines for Georgians to follow as businesses slowly start open back up. The Governor is continuing his call for seniors 65+ and the medically fragile to Shelter in Place through June 12th. Malls, sports programs, summer camps and even bars and nightclubs can now open if they meet a very specific set of criteria.

Some cities including the City of Atlanta, Dunwoody, Brookhaven and others, are also issuing their own recommendations for opening up, however, the Governor's order supersedes those of the cities. The cities can only offer recommendations and encourage local businesses to follow them.

The Governor's order encourages the citizens to wear face masks when they are out in public, but they are not required. Groups of 25 can now gather while continuing to follow social distrancing guidelines. This includes recreational sports, small weddings and similar events.

Government buildings are opening on a limited basis. Most offices continue to operate on a remote basis, but they are slowly beginning to reopen as well. To view the Governor's statements on his latest executive order click here.

For any questions on the Governor's current order, contact our Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at 404-732-0631.

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