Statewide shelter-in-place order for most Georgians ended; rules remain in place (updated May 1)

April 30, 2020

Georgia’s statewide shelter-in-place order will end effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, for most Georgians, though Gov. Brian Kemp is urging residents to continue to stay home whenever possible.

But Kemp in an executive order signed Thursday extended an existing shelter-in-place order for medically fragile and elderly Georgians until June 12, 2020. It had been set to expire on May 13.

Businesses must still adhere to previously issued “strict social distancing and sanitation rules” through May 13. 

The entirety of Kemp’s order, which extends Georgia’s state of emergency through June 12, can be found here.

April 20, 2020

While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday announced that a number of business sectors will be allowed to open as soon as Friday, April 24, the statewide shelter in place order remains active and expires at 11:59 p.m. on April 30 for most Georgians. Residents and visitors to the state are urged everyone to continue to follow state and federal guidance by sheltering in place as often as possible.

An additional order signed by Kemp on April 8 mandates that no vacation rental shall occur in Georgia starting at midnight Wednesday, April 8, through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The term "vacation rental" means any transaction to lease or license residential property for residential or vacation purposes, facilitated by a third party or broker for 30 days or less between a corporation, partnership, person, or other entity and a private person.

Read more about the shelter in place order, and stipulations regarding businesses that can reopen before the order is lifted, at this link:

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