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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: October 15, 2020

Governor’s Statewide Executive Order for October 16-31

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On October 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the Executive Order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The new Executive Order takes effect on October 16 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through October 31 at 11:59 p.m., while the public health emergency is extended until November 9, 2020.

Among other areas, the executive order continues to include provisions for:

  • Residents and visitors to practice social distancing
  • Gathering of persons of more than 50 persons at a single location if they are required to stand or be seated within six feet of any other person
  • Sheltering-in-place for those who have a higher risk of severe illness
  • Guidelines for restaurants and dining services; industry, commerce, organizations & non-profits; healthcare; education & children; governments; sports & live performance venues; and conventions.
  • Enforcement of the order

Read a PDF of the full order

PDF of Full Order