Gov. Kemp Releases Statewide Shelter In Place Details

Restaurants can continue to offer takeout, curbside pickup, and deliveries, but the order bans dine-in service.
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Thursday outlined his statewide “shelter-in-place” Executive Order, designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The mandate which was first announced Wednesday goes into effect Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. and expires on Monday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m., with the potential for an extension.

Georgia’s 10.6 million residents are to stay at home under the order with the exception of “essential services” and for trips to the grocery store, outdoor exercise, and medical reasons like doctor visits.

As with the order currently in effect for Atlanta and Fulton County, Kemp’s mandate requires nonessential businesses, like gyms and theatres, to temporarily close.

Restaurants can continue to offer takeout, curbside pickup, and deliveries, but bans dine-in service.

Click here to read and download the order in its entirety and watch Kemp’s announcement below.

[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]

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  1. Maximus at 34 Peachtree Street NW Suite 3000 Atlanta 30303.. Adeline Pierre 4045758070.. Octavius Robinson 4045758074. Is violating this order. Under Further Ordered #12 We are using other workers decks and phones. And #1 They are not screening workers. Anyone could have COVID-19

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