Kemp extends state’s public health emergency into new year

Governor also extends COVID-19 restrictions; sets up guidelines for administering of possible vaccine

Kemp extends state’s public health emergency into new year
Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the Peach State’s public state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic into the new year. (Source: WALB)

ATLANTA (WALB) - Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the Peach State’s public state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic into the new year.

On Monday, the governor extended the state’s emergency order until January 8, 2021.

Kemp also extended the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The latest COVID-19 executive order will allow nurses and pharmacists to give the pending COVID-19 vaccine, according to Kemp’s office.

The order includes administering the vaccine in a drive-thru setting and also lets nurses and pharmacists observe patients for 15 minutes after getting the vaccine.

Both orders will go into effect Tuesday at midnight. The COVID-19 order will go through Dec. 15, 11:59 p.m.

Read the orders below:

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