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Georgia Gov, Atlanta to Continue Mediation on Mask Order

Georgia’s governor has withdrawn a request for an emergency order to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or imposing other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic while a lawsuit on the matters is …

Georgia Governor, Atlanta Officials Ordered to Mediation Over Mask Mandate Dispute

The judge overseeing a dispute between Georgia’s governor and the state’s capital over restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic has ordered the two sides to try to reach a settlement. Atlanta is among more than a dozen local jurisdictions statewide …

Georgia Gov Sues Atlanta Over Mask Enforcement

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta’s mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, …

Georgia Eases Virus Rules to Allow Sports, Conventions

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is lifting more health-related restrictions that stemmed from COVID-19, allowing spectator sports and live performance venues to reopen and conventions to resume on July 1, subject to some restrictions. The Republican Kemp signed the 40-page-order Thursday, …

More Restrictions Eased in Georgia; AG Asks Congress for Business Lawsuit Protections

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp eased a few restrictions Tuesday on businesses and child care operations, but said he was keeping most current rules until at least the end of May. The Republican governor reiterated that he believes Georgia is containing …

Few New Restrictions as Georgia’s Shelter-at-Home Order Ends

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will allow his statewide shelter-in-place order to expire at midnight Thursday but is extending his emergency powers to June 12 and telling the elderly and medically fragile to stay at home until then. The first-term Republican …

Georgia Businesses May Be Slow to Reopen Despite Governor’s Encouragement

Gov. Brian Kemp’s call to reopen shuttered businesses in Georgia left many business owners wary and confused this week as they considered how to protect themselves and their customers in a state where coronavirus deaths exceed 800 and confirmed infections …

Georgia Governor Gives Certain Businesses Green Light to Reopen Friday

Georgia’s governor announced plans Monday to restart the state’s economy before the end of the week, saying many businesses that closed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus could reopen as early as Friday. The governor in neighboring Tennessee planned …

Georgia Governor Issues Emergency Order After Flooding at Atlanta Hospital

Georgia’s governor has issued an emergency declaration because of capacity issues at Atlanta-area hospitals after a flooding incident at the state’s largest trauma center last week. Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta started diverting patients to other hospitals on Dec. 7 …

Georgia Gov. Blasts Congress for Inaction on Hurricane Aid Package

Georgia’s governor and other state leaders are blasting Congress over its failure to approve a package of disaster relief measures. The $14 billion aid package is desperately needed by farmers and others who suffered losses when Hurricane Michael swept across …