ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Hours before the statewide shelter in place takes effect, Governor Brian Kemp issued another Executive Order. This one deputizes sheriffs, giving them the authority to enforce “the closure of businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations, or organizations” during the stay at home mandate.

The order also stipulates:

That Sheriffs enforcing this Order should take reasonable steps to provide notice and a reasonable time to allow businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations, or organizations the opportunity to comply with directions from sheriffs or their deputies prior to mandating closure.

This order expires along with the shelter in place at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13.