Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Extends the Public Health State of Emergency
Due to the public health emergency created by the spread of COVID-19, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a Public Health State of Emergency by Executive Order on March 14, 2020. The Public Health State of Emergency was scheduled to terminate on April 13, 2020, however, Governor Kemp proactively renewed it for thirty (30) days. In his announcement, Governor Kemp stated, “this measure will allow us to continue to deploy resources to communities in need, lend support to frontline medical providers, and keep preparing as we brace for potential patient surge in our healthcare facilities.”
The Public Health State of Emergency is now scheduled to terminate on May 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., unless it is renewed by the Governor.
The full text of Governor Kemp’s Executive Order is available here