With some seniors resuming the stay at home order, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order extending the public health state of emergency until June 12.
The new extension will “continue enhanced testing across Georgia, ramp up contact tracing, and maintain effective emergency response operations in every region.”
While many businesses such as restaurants and nail salons already being open, the Georgia shelter-in-place order expires at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Despite this, bars, clubs, and theme parks must stay closed until May 13, with the potential of an extension.
“In accordance with our executive orders, businesses across the Peach State, must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe through May 13, 2020,” Kemp tweeted.
Despite the stay at home order expiring, Kemp is urging everyone to limit their outdoor activities.
“The health and well-being of Georgians are my top priorities,” Kemp added. “I will do what is necessary to protect the lives and livelihoods of our people.”