Gov Imposes "Shelter in Place" Order for Medically Fragile, Closes Bars


Governor Brian Kemp today issued a "shelter in place" for the state of Georgia in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

During his speech, he named a number of new facilities for testing to be performed, which included Brunswick. In order to use the facility, you must have a referral.

After giving a listing of the various efforts Kemp had signed or initiated in order to combat the spread of the virus, Kemp announced he was "calling on my fellow citizens to fight this virus with everything you've got."

He announced he was issuing an executive order for individuals with an increased risk of complications form COVID-19 to isolate, quarantine, or shelter in place. This covers those who are living in long-term care facilities, have chronic lung disease,a re undergoing cancer treatment, have a positive COVID-19 test, or are suspected of having COVID-19. The Department of Public Health will be in charge of arranging and enforcing this order.

Order will close all bars and night clubs and ban all gatherings of 10 or more people, "unless you can maintain six feet between people at all times."

The order is to go into effect at 12 noon tomorrow and will expire at 12 noon Monday April 6th.

He also opened up the medical profession to people whose licenses had lapsed in the last five years.