Gov. Kemp’s ‘shelter in place’ order to take effect Friday at 6 p.m.

April 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM EDT - Updated April 2 at 6:38 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued a statewide “shelter in place” order as a way to address the spread of COVID-19 across the Peach State.

The order goes into effect at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3 and will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13.

You can read the full executive order below:

The Office of the Governor also released a Frequently Asked Questions document to help people understand the order:

Governor Kemp has also canceled in-person class for K-12 public schools through the remainder of the school year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported 5,348 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the noon Thursday (4/2) update.

The total deaths related to COVID-19 is now 163. A total of 1,056 confirmed cases are hospitalized.

Two deaths have been reportedin Chatham County.One in BryanCounty.

Over 22,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted statewide.

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