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.