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Governor Kemp’s Executive Order is effective starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Critical Infrastructure means a business, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations and organizations as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as "essential critical infrastructure workforce," and those suppliers which provide essential goods and services for the critical infrastructure workforce as well as entities that provide legal services, home hospice and non-profit corporations or non=profit organizations that offer food distribution or other health or mental health services.
All residents and visitors of Georgia are required to shelter in place in their residences from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. Shelter in Place means remaining in their residences and taking every possible precaution to limit social interaction to prevent the spread or infection of COVID-19.
Yes. A resident and visitor of Georgia is not required to shelter in place if they are:
Essential Services means obtaining necessary supplies and services for your household, engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of your household and engaging in outdoor exercise activities so long as you have at least six feet between people who do not live in your household.
You can go to the grocery store, medical appointments and the pharmacy. You can go pic up food or have food delivered to your house. You can leave your house to buy supplies to clean or maintain your house. You can go outside to exercise. You can also leave your house in an emergency.
The key takeaway is that you need to stay in your house as much as possible but it is recognized that there are circumstances in which people will need ot leave. Keep those circumstances rare, consolidate trips as much as possible and use take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery services whenever possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you violate any of the terms of the order, you are committing a misdemeanor, which is a crime in the State of Georgia. For example, if you are not sheltering in place and none of the four exceptions for Essential Services, Minimum Basic Operations, Critical Infrastructure or Necessary Travel applies to your activities, you will receive a warning from law enforcement and risk facing criminal charges if you fail to apply.
No business, establishment, for-profit or non-profit corporation, organization, or county or municipal government is allowed to have more than 10 people gathering in a single location unless there is at least six feet between each person at all times. This rule applies to church services and funeral services.
Yes. You can visit state parks and play sports outside, including golf, subject to certain restrictions. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person at all times. If people congregate in certain areas of a state park or golf course, for example, law enforcement will warn them to disband. If they fail to comply, they may face criminal charges.