Governor to Order Shelter-in-Place

4.3.2020

Greetings,
Gov. Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for the state in an effort to slow the spread of Coronavirus. The order has exceptions, including grocery stores, medical suppliers, and certain manufacturing. In addition to the shelter-in-place, K-12 school buildings are ordered to remain closed through the remainder of the academic year.

The order takes effect at 6 p.m. today, April 3rd, and continues through April 13. The governor could extend it beyond that date (and is expected to do so).

The order allows Georgians to leave the home to buy groceries, purchase medical equipment, go outside to exercise, respond to emergencies, head to doctor's appointments, or travel for work at businesses or nonprofits that comply with other restrictions.

There are no limits on exercise, so long as social distancing is employed. You can still visit state parks and play sports outside, though gatherings of more than 10 people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person.

These steps are crucial for helping to contain the spread of the deadly virus and will end the current patchwork of city and county ordinances that have been put in place over the last couple of weeks.

More information from the AJC can be found here.
The national projections can be found here.
Please keep in mind that these are projections. The extent to which we social distance, self-quarantine, and isolate will impact what happens. We all play an important role to stop the spread of the virus.

The order and more information can be found here:
Executive Order to Ensure a Safe & Healthy Georgia
Attachment A - Critical Infrastructure Entities
Attachment B - Noncritical Infrastructure Entities
Statewide Shelter-in-Place Handout

I hope that you and your loved ones are well and remain so.


Best,
Scott



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