The office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement announcing a statewide “shelter in place” order as a way to address the spread of COVID-19 across the Peach State.
The order will go into effect tomorrow, Frday, April 3rd at 6 p.m. and will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13.
Read the full executive order below:
Governor Kemp also canceled classes for K-12 in-person public schools for the remainder of the school year.
According The Georgia Department of Public Health's Thursday 7pm update 5,444 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
The total deaths related to COVID-19 is now 176. A total of 1,129 confirmed cases are hospitalized. Over 22,000 test have been conducted in the state.
View the active cases by county and see the full Thursday 12pm report here:https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report
The DPH will release updated numbers daily at noon and 7 p.m.
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