Category: Governor

Governor Kemp Covid Update: Limited, Phased Reopening To Begin

Governor Kemp said today that Georgia will incrementally begin to open Georgia back to routine and normal operations. Georgia’s hospitals and medical providers are now able to resume elective procedures immediately. The Governor said supplies of Personal Protective Equipment now allow for healthcare professionals to resume work. Gyms, barbers, and several other categories of businesses

Georgia Shelter In Place Order Extended Until April 30th, New Restrictions Added

Governor Brian Kemp announced today in a press conference that the state’s Shelter In Place order will remain in effect until the end of this month – April 30th. This extension is made possible due to the extension of the Governor’s State Of Emergency declaration, which was extended this morning with agreement from the Lieutenant

Georgia State Of Emergency Extended; No Meeting Of General Assembly Required

This morning, Governor Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Duncan, and Speaker Ralston announced an extension of Georgia’s State of Emergency until May 13th. This is the action that allows for expanded authorities of the Governor and Executive branch, not to be confused with the Governor’s statewide Shelter In Place order, which is currently set to expire on

Georgia Shelter In Place Order: Read It

This evening, Governor Brian Kemp issues a statewide shelter in place order. You can read the full text of the order by clicking this link. The Governor’s office prepared a Q&A which you can read by clicking this link. Georgians are asked to remain in their residence except to provide necessary trips (groceries, pharmacy), may

Gov Kemp Covid-19 Update: Executive Order Closes GA K-12 Schools For the Remainder of School Year; Shelter In Place Order Coming

Governor Brian Kemp held an update this afternoon featuring his Covid-19 task force leaders, utilizing the open spaces of Freedom Park across the street Capitol in order to maximize social distancing from those assembled for the event. Two major news items: Georgia’s brick and mortar public schools will remain closed through the end of the

Georgia Seeks Medicare & Medicaid Waivers To Streamline Covid-19 Response

From a press release: Atlanta, GA â€“ Today Governor Kemp and the Department of Community Health (DCH) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an 1135 Medicaid waiver. Concurrently, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) submitted a request to CMS for a 1135 Medicare waiver. “As we continue fighting COVID-19, these

Governor Kemp Signs FY20 Amended Budget With Covid-19 Funding

From a press release: Atlanta, GA â€“ Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed House Bill 792 – Georgia’s amended fiscal year 2020 budget – with $100 million in emergency funding to address the spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19. “Over several months, I have worked closely with lawmakers to develop an amended fiscal year 2020 budget that reflects