Kemp Allows Local Mask Mandates

Jul 26, 2021

Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order on Saturday that will allow Georgia cities and counties to pass local mask mandates.

The order also extends restrictions that have been in place for most of the summer, including a shelter-in-place order for the “medically fragile,” bans on large gatherings and safety requirements for businesses. Kemp also dropped his lawsuit that sought to block Atlanta’s mask mandate, citing a stalemate in settlement negotiations.

Since Saturday’s decision, the city of Savannah has reimposed its requirement that people wear masks in public, citing a “steep and alarming rise” in cases of COVID-