Governor’s Kemp’s press release on his new Executive Order contained several images and more detailed information for individuals and businesses.  Please share this information with others to help explain the Executive Order details for individuals and businesses. 

Note that the Executive Order does include an expanded list of individuals who are considered high risk and/or vulnerable:

  • People aged 65 or over
  • People in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community living arrangements, etc.
  • People with chronic lung disease
  • People with moderate to severe asthma (individuals who experience symptoms at least daily, wake up at least one night per week from symptoms, use short-acting beta agonist for symptom control, have some limitation on normal activity)
  • People with severe heart disease
  • People who are immunocompromised
  • People with class III (BMI 40 or over) or severe obesity (over 100 pounds past healthy body weight) – BMI Calculator
  • People with diabetes
  • People with liver disease
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

Testing for COVID-19 has become more widely available over the last few weeks.  The Georgia Emergency Management Agency has released information on ways to get referrals for testing and testing site locations.  Identifying individuals who are positive and encouraging them to self-quarantine is a key factor in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.