Gov. Kemp signs executive order ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed three executive orders Wednesday in response to the state's ongoing battle against COVID-19.

The first executive order calls for the Public Health State of Emergency to be extended through April 30.

The second extends the current COVID-19 guidance in Georgia to April 7, while adding provisions for state agency employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations without using sick or annual leave time.

The third order, effective beginning on April 8, will roll back many of the current COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place throughout the pandemic. 

Below are additional details on the three executive orders: 

Executive Order 03.31.21.01

▪ Extends Georgia's Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021

▪ Extends Georgia's Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021

Executive Order 03.31.21.02

▪ Extends current COVID-19 guidance through April 7, 2021

▪ Provides a mechanism for allowing state agency employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine without using sick leave or annual leave

▪ Extends current COVID-19 guidance through April 7, 2021

▪ Provides a mechanism for allowing state agency employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine without using sick leave or annual leave

Executive Order 03.31.21.03

▪ Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021

▪ Eliminates the Gatherings ban

▪ Eliminates Shelter-in-Place requirements

▪ Removes the critical infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific requirements remaining

▪ Reduces any remaining distance requirements (i.e. distance between parties at restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, and between patrons of group fitness classes)

▪ Eliminates the ability of law enforcement to close an organization for failure to comply with the Executive Order provisions

▪ Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021

▪ Eliminates the Gatherings ban

▪ Eliminates Shelter-in-Place requirements

▪ Removes the critical infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific requirements remaining

▪ Reduces any remaining distance requirements (i.e. distance between parties at restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, and between patrons of group fitness classes)

▪ Eliminates the ability of law enforcement to close an organization for failure to comply with the Executive Order provisions

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