ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order today, extending the restrictions on restaurants, bars and other businesses. The order also clarifies existing guidelines and references additional requirements for businesses.
Live performance venues, bars and night clubs will remain closed under the order through May 31, 2020.READ MORE: UPDATE: St. Pete Man Identified In Fatal Saturday Shooting
Kemp also said all Georgians must continue to follow social distancing. However, the guidelines for groups at social gatherings has been increased from six to 10 people, unless social distancing of at least six feet can be maintained, according to Kemp.
He also urges people to continue wearing face coverings.READ MORE: Pasco Schools May Eliminate Mask Requirement For Students By The End Of April
In addition, the shelter in place for the medically fragile, which includes people aged 65 and older, nursing home and long term care residents, and those with certain illnesses considered as high risk continues through June 12, 2020. These individuals are still able to perform necessary travel for essential services, like grocery shopping and emergencies.
He also discussed plans to implement a contact tracing program and urged people to participate if contacted. The program is designed to help identify people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and to monitor symptoms to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Kemp also referenced the increase in testing supplies and said the goal is to continue to “move the needle” by testing more people.MORE NEWS: Florida Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Sexual Battery Of A Child
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