Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 order, public state of emergency

Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 order, public state of emergency
(Source: WALB)

ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - On Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new executive order extending the current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency.

The new order takes effect Oct. 1 at midnight and runs through Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m, while the public health emergency is extended until Nov. 9.

Under this executive order, nearly all previous guidelines and restrictions pertaining to the state of Georgia’s COVID-19 pandemic response remain unchanged.

The minimum changes include:

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

You can read the new executive order here:

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