“Shelter-in-Place” Extended Until End Of April


Gov. Kemp has extended the state’s shelter-in-place order, originally set to expire April 13, until the end of the month.

In addition to the existing orders, which closed down everything from bars to furniture stores to hair salons and live event venues, the new order places more restrictions on senior care facilities.Those include restricting most visitors and requiring residents to eat in their rooms.

“While I’m encouraged by some of the recent data, we still have incredible challenges before us,” the governor said during a Wednesday press conference.

The state is approaching the 10,000-milestone for number of infected. More than 300 Georgians have died.

Residents are to remain home for the most part. Exceptions are made for medical needs, food, essential work and exercise. No more than 10 people may congregate anywhere and must maintain six-foot distances. That does not apply to personal residences.

Restaurants may remain open, but can only offer take out and curbside ordering.

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