Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 Order, Public Health State of Emergency in Georgia

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ATLANTA—Today, Sept. 30, Gov. Brian Kemp signed Executive Order, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency.

The new Executive Order takes effect on Oct. 1 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m., while the public health emergency is extended until Nov. 9, 2020.

Under Executive Order 09.30.01, nearly all previous guidelines and restrictions pertaining to the state of Georgia’s COVID-19 pandemic response remain unchanged. 

Minimum changes include:

Following CDC guidance, workers at restaurants and bars may return to work once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours following a known or suspected positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Allowing for certain SAT/ACT test score deadlines to be extended for HOPE and Zell eligibility


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