Kemp extends COVID-19 order, public state of emergency

Wednesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a new executive order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency.

The new order will go into effect beginning October 1 at midnight through October 15 at 11:59 p.m. The public health emergency is extended until Nov. 9.

Previous guidelines and restrictions pertaining to the state of Georgia’s COVID-19 pandemic response remain unchanged.

The minimum changes made include following CDC guidance, allowing workers at restaurants and bars to return to work once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours following a known or suspected positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and allowing for certain SAT/ACT test score deadlines to be extended for HOPE and Zell eligibility.

View the full executive order below:

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