SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERED FOR ALL GEORGIANS
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SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER IN EFFECT

By order of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Residents are required to restrict their activities to their homes, except for essential activities needed for health and safety. 

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SHERIFF AUTHORIZED TO ENFORCE ORDER

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order authorizing each county sheriff's office in the state to enforce the Shelter in Place order effective Friday, April 3, at 6 p.m. Sheriffs are constitutional offices and are uniquely-positioned to enforce the state's response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

His order authorizes the sheriffs and their deputies to enforce the closure of businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations or other organizations. The sheriffs and their deputies are required to take reasonable steps to provide notice and allow a reasonable time to comply before mandating closure.

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SAFETY TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

We have prepared a comprehensive list of safety Suggestions and guidelines you and your family should follow during this crisis. These guidelines are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and other Public health agencies.

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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL COVID-19 WEBSITE

The Georgia Department of Public Health is the state’s official COVID-19 response team. DPH has developed a comprehensive informational website and established a a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

 

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