A brief summary of Governor Kemp’s new Executive Order
This order is effective starting 6:00 PM on Friday, April 3, 2020 through 11:59 PM on Monday, April 13, 2020
It’s more or less rehashing what we already know, “shelter in place” meaning remain in your residence and take every possible precaution to limit social interaction. The new order outlines the businesses this applies to and the exceptions.
The statewide mandate still permits people to continue with outdoor exercise activities and walking their pets and can leave their homes for essential medical appointments, to gas up their cars, or to procure necessary food and supplies. Social distancing of six feet or more must be adhered to in public, when not with members of a single household.
Here is the list of businesses that must cease all in-person operations and close to the public:
– Fitness centers
– Bowling allies
– Live performances
– Amusement Parks
– Restaurants (with the exception of take-out)
– Hair designers
– Body art studios
– Beauty shops
– Barber shops
– Massage therapists
The exceptions of this order are those that are:
1. Engaging in Essential Services: Which 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 (6) feet between people who do not live in your household.
2. Working in Critical Infrastructure
3. Engaging in minimum basic operations (See attachment B)
4. Performing Necessary Travel: meaning travel required for someone to conduct or participate in Essential Services, Minimum Basic Operations, or work for Critical Infrastructure.
Commercial and residential construction are included on the list of “essential businesses” in Governor Kemp’s recent “shelter in place” order for the state of Georgia. Governor Kemp’s recent “shelter in place” order uses the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Memorandum’s definition of “critical infrastructure.” However, every state has issued different orders, so please pay attention to each municipality, city, or state your working in’s orders.
Click here for the full executive order
You can find a good summary in handout