Georgia's Shelter-in-Place Order Ending for Most Georgians, With Exceptions
The statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians expires tonight at 11:59 pm. Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order today, requiring medically fragile and elderly Georgians to continue to shelter-in-place through June 12th, though he urged Georgians to stay home whenever possible. Kemp says he is also working to enhance testing in the state, ramp up contact tracing and maintain emergency response operations in every region.
Those who must continue to shelter in place include: people 65 or older, those living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, severe heart disease, the immunocompromised, the severely obese, and those with diabetes, liver disease or undergoing dialysis.
The state health department is reporting more than 26-thousand cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with more than 51-hundred people hospitalized with the infection and more than 11-hundred deaths. There are 149 cases confirmed in Clarke County with 13 deaths.