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Governor Kemp -  Public Health State of Emergency

extended to  July 12, 2020

Governor's Executive Order

Issued 5.28.20

  • Relaxes social distancing rules, expanding gatherings from ten to 25 people in a single location, as long as six foot distancing is in place.
  • Overnight summer camps can now open on May 31 provided the camps are able to meet guidelines.
  • Beginning June 1, bars and nightclubs can reopen as long as those facilities comply with strict sanitation and social distancing rules. They must also limit people in their business to 25 patrons or 35 percent of occupancy, with drinks served only to seated patrons, and party size limited to six.
  • Pro sports can begin practicing beginning June 1 under League guidelines.
  • Amusement parks can reopen June 12, provided they comply with 33 mandatory measures
  • Live performance venues will remain closed. 

Governor Kemp also urged that all wear masks while out in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in particular, protecting the state’s most fragile.

Section III of the Sheltering in Place Executive Order, protecting the most vulnerable populations, expires on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Governor's graphic

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to
accommodate more testing of Georgia residents.  Click for information on Free Testing Locations

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