Governor Extends Shelter-in-Place Order

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has extended his shelter-in-place order through the end of April. It had been set to expire on April 13. The new order also prohibits short-term vacation rentals.

Under the shelter-in-place order, state residents can leave their homes only for essential reasons, such as grocery shopping; doctor or pharmacy visits; and exercise, such as walking, running or cycling (but only if social distancing of 6 feet is practiced). Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned unless social distancing is observed.

Georgia's state of emergency, which is separate from the shelter-in-place order and enables the state to continue to receive resources, has been extended by the governor to May 13.

In a related development, the state's primary election has been postponed for a second time, until June 9. The primary, originally scheduled for March 24, was first postponed to May 19.

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