• Public K-12 and Secondary Schools closed March 18 to 31

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    Atlanta, GA – In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 3.16.20.01 closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020, to March 31, 2020. “To keep our students, teachers, and administrators safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering the closure of […]

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  • Trump COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 10

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    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and the White House COVID-19 task force issued new guidelines for the next 15 days, including limiting gatherings to 10 people and avoiding dining in public spaces. The 3 p.m. press conference focused on how telling Americans how they can help “flatten the curve” of the virus, so the […]

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  • Kemp declares Public Health Emergency, what does it mean?

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On Saturday morning, Governor Brian Kemp officially declared Georgia’s first Public Health Emergency, freeing up resources and granting additional powers to Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA). The General Assembly will vote on the executive order on Monday. So, what exactly does […]

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  • Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.14.20.02 authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden – at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson – to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to State Active Duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. “Through extensive emergency […]

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  • Presidential Primary postponed until May 19

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    ATLANTA, Ga – The March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been moved to May 19 with the rest of Georgia’s primary elections in an effort to keep the public safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement that early in-person voting for the Presidental Primary will be halted. […]

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  • General Assembly suspends the 2020 legislative session

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Shortly after Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement concerning new protocols for Coronavirus, the Georgia General Assembly moved to suspend it’s legislative session, after tomorrow. From the press release: The Georgia General Assembly will suspend the 2020 legislative session indefinitely after Friday, March 13, the 29th Legislative Day. The suspension is out of an abundance […]

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  • Kemp, Williams: Officials Will Enforce Social Distancing at Parks, Lakes

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams to issue the following joint statement: “Across Georgia, there is a mandatory shelter in place order for medically fragile individuals, and gatherings of more than ten people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person at […]

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  • Kemp issues call to action to all Georgians, schools, and local governments

    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian Kemp announced schools, childcare providers, local governments in Georgia now have the option to close, at least, for the next two weeks, starting this afternoon, during his latest COVID-19 press conference. Mere hours after he confirmed, the first death in Georgia from COVID-19, Kemp gathered Speaker of the House David […]

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  • Kemp: Public Health Emergency in Georgia Effective Tomorrow

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    Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp’s office released a press release on Friday, March 13 to announce the intention to declare Georgia’s first public health emergency. Following President Trump’s national emergency declaration today, Governor Kemp issued the following statement: “Based on President Trump’s emergency declaration, I will declare a public health emergency for the State […]

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  • Update: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests closes additional recreation areas

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    Update from April 9: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests temporarily shuts down additional recreation areas in Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, and Union counties – https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/conf/news-events/… The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is temporarily shutting down additional recreation sites on the Blue Ridge and Chattooga River Ranger Districts to protect public health and safety. The decision aligns with state and local measures […]

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