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Kemp extends COVID-19 restrictions


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  • Sep. 16, 2020 - 10:29 AM

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp extended COVID-19 restrictions and issued guidance for long-term care facility visitation Tuesday.

Kemp signed an executive order – which will take effect at midnight tonight and run through Sept. 30 – that leaves in place mandatory restrictions for operation of businesses, including food establishments, bars, cinemas, bowling alleys, salons, barbers, cosmetologists, amusement parks, live performance and event venues and childcare facilities.

The local option for requiring face coverings, subject to specific criteria, remains in place.

Shelter-in-place provisions for people who live in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile also remain in place, and the ban is still in effect on gatherings of 50 or more people unless social distancing is maintained.

Kemp’s order adds new language to authorize local authorities to perform inspections at long-term care facilities and to allow in-person visitation at those facilities in accordance with guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

To view the executive order, visit https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders .