Here you will find Governor Kemp's executive orders. These orders are legal instruments by which Governor Kemp carries out the duties of his office.

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Appointing the Honorable Maceo McDonald Tanner as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Appointing the Honorable Roger Jerome Pierce, Jr. as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Appointing the Honorable Stephanie Renee Dickerson as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Reappointing the Honorable Merry W. Fort as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Reappointing the Honorable Tammy Bryant as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Appointing the Honorable Bruce Kevin Price as a member of the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors
Appointing the Honorable Laura W. English as a member of the State Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Utility Contractors
Reappointing the Honorable Earl Graham as a member of the State Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Electrical Contractors
Reappointing the Honorable Roland S. Weekley as a member of the State Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Electrical Contractors
Reappointing the Honorable Nicholas Marine as a member of the State Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers
Lowering flags to half-staff in honor and memory of The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Correction to Executive Order 08.29.19.05 regarding the appointment of Glenn Maron as a member of the Georgia Board of Dentistry
Granting an extension to the Review Commission investigating the indictment of Hart County Commissioner R.C. Oglesby
Lowering flags to half-staff on Friday, September 11, in honor of Patriot Day
Reducing Grand Jury Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19
Appointing the Honorable Joe Cade Joiner as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Lowery Houston May as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable T. Dallas Smith as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Harold Reid Reynolds as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Everett C. Kennedy, III as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Allen Brown as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Henry Childs as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable John Woodward Gayle as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Justin Keith Strickland as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Kay Kirkpatrick as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Peter Lincoln Jones as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Sheila Mobley McNeill as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Appointing the Honorable Thomas Jeffrey Clark as a member of the Georgia Joint Defense Commission
Lowering flags to half-staff on September 8, in honor and memory of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Captain Stan Elrod
Appointing the Honorable Michael N. Annis as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Howard McClain as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Elizabeth Jordan Frobos as a member of the Professional Standards Commission
Appointing the Honorable James Victor Atkins, Jr. as a member of the Professional Standards Commission
Appointing the Honorable Holley Morris Roberts as a member of the Professional Standards Commission
Appointing the Honorable Carol Williams as a member of the Professional Standards Commission
Appointing the Honorable Brandon Shaw Seigler as a member of the Professional Standards Commission
Appointing the Honorable Leonard Meadows as a member of the Board of Public Safety
Appointing the Honorable Nicholas Dwayne Ellis as a member of the Board of Public Safety
Reappointing the Honorable Joseph M. Terrell as a member of the Board of Public Safety
Reappointing the Honorable J. Craig Tully as a member of the Board of Public Safety
Reappointing the Honorable Ellison G. Wood as a member of the Board of Public Safety
Appointing the Honorable Megan Bambrey Horton as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Appointing the Honorable Katie Marie Gropper as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Appointing the Honorable Martin Patrick Ferrell as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Appointing the Honorable Bert Reeves as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Appointing the Honorable Rachel Davidson as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Reappointing the Honorable Shannon K. Dunlap as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Reappointing the Honorable Gerard Armorer as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Reappointing the Honorable Douglas Silvia as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Reappointing the Honorable Rich Vandever as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Reappointing the Honorable Mandi Ballinger as a member of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on July 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Renewing the State of Emergency originally issued on July 6, 2020, regarding unlawful assemblage and violence
Appointing members to the review commission to investigate charges against Hart County Commissioner R.C. Oglesby
Appointing the Honorable Barry H. Babb as a member of the Board of Corrections
Appointing the Honorable William Bryan White as a member of the Board of Corrections
Appointing the Honorable Janelle Lashaun King as member of the Board of Corrections
Appointing the Honorable Stanley Aaron McWhorter as a member of the Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority
Reappointing the Honorable Brian Daniel as a member of the Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority
Reappointing the Honorable William Russell as a member of the Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority
Appointing the Honorable Wilson Benjamin Garrett as a member of the Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority
Appointing the Honorable Neera Bahl as a member of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Appointing the Honorable Tommy J. Smith as Superior Court Judge of the Middle Judicial Circuit
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Renewing the State of Emergency originally issued on July 6, 2020, regarding unlawful assemblage and violence
Appointing the Honorable Benjamin Lamar Gillis as a member of the State Forestry Commission
Appointing the Honorable Kenneth Eugene Sheppard as a member of the State Forestry Commission
Reappointing the Honorable John M. Haupert as a member of the Board of Public Health
Reappointing the Honorable Kathryn Kilpatrick Cheek as a member of the Board of Public Health
Appointing the Honorable Robert Sebastian Cowles, III as a member of the Board of Public Health
Appointing the Honorable Jesse Walter Johnson as a member of the State Board of Registration for Foresters
Appointing the Honorable John F. Godbee, Jr. as a member of the State Board of Registration for Foresters
Appointing the Honorable Kenneth Dyer as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
Reappointing the Honorable Anne Cardella as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
Reappointing the Honorable William G. Sloan, Jr. as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Patrick Brian Denney as a member of the Board of Natural Resources
Reappointing the Honorable Alfred “Bill” Jones as a member of the Board of Natural Resources
Reappointing the Honorable Delos Yancey as a member of the Board of Natural Resources
Appointing the Honorable Winburn E. “Brother” Stewart, Jr. as a member of the Board of Natural Resources
Appointing the Honorable James Nicholas Ayers as a member of the Board of Natural Resources
Authorizing the demolition and removal of certain buildings from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Appointing the Honorable Jimmie Canson Bowen, Jr. as a member of the Board of Corrections
Reappointing the Honorable Duke C. Blackburn, Jr. as a member of the Board of Corrections
Reappointing the Honorable Alton Russell as a member of the Board of Corrections
Authorizing the demolition and removal of certain buildings from the University of North Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Kathy S. Palmer as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Robert V. Rodatus as Senior Judge of the Juvenile Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Mulham Sheib as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Appointing the Honorable Brenton Drew Ellenburg as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Appointing the Honorable Jay Jerome Wells as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Appointing the Honorable Garnett Lewis Johnson as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Reappointing the Honorable James Carter, III as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Reappointing the Honorable Allen Hodges as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Reappointing the Honorable Marisa Simpson as a member of the Board of Economic Development
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on June 29, 2020 in response to COVID-19
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Authorizing Congressman John Robert Lewis to lie in state in the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Issuing a Writ of Election to fill the vacancy in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives
Renewing the State of Emergency declared on July 6, 2020, due to unlawful assemblage and violence
Authorizing Dr. C.T. Vivian to lie in state in the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Appointing the Honorable Angie Davis as Clerk of the Georgia Statewide Business Court
Lowering flags to half-staff in honor and memory of John Robert Lewis
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Authorizing the demolition and removal of a building from Augusta University
Authorizing the demolition and removal of certain buildings from Augusta University
Renewing the State of Emergency declared on July 6, 2020, due to unlawful assemblage and violence
Declaring a State of Emergency due to unlawful assemblage and violence.
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on May 28, 2020, in response to COVID-19
Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Appointing members to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Appointing the Honorable James E. Cornwell, Jr. as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund
Authorizing the Georgia Forestry Commission to demolish and remove a structure in Dougherty County
Appointing Lieutenant Colonel Brian Scott Bischoff as State Judge Advocate
Transferring property in Monroe County from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Providing additional guidance and empowering a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Appointing the Honorable Marie G. Broder as District Attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit
Appointing the Honorable Ben J. Miller, Jr. as Superior Court Judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit
Appointing the Honorable Layla H. Zon as Superior Court Judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Providing additional Georgia National Guard support in continued response to the State of Emergency declared in Fulton County.
Adding all Georgia counties to State of Emergency declared on May 29 due to the threat of unlawful assemblage and the threat of violence and property damage
Declaring a State of Emergency in Fulton County
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 and April 30 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19
Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Appointing the Honorable Harry Jay Altman, II as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Neal W. Dickert as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Regarding operations of overnight summer camps in response to COVID-19
Lowering flags to half-staff until noon on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day
Regarding the Department of Driver Services and on-the-road driving exams
Providing additional guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Lowering flags to half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day
Approving the issuance of Private Activity Bonds
Temporarily extending the thirty-day renewal requirement for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses
Authorizing the demolition and removal of a building in Ware County by the Georgia Department of Community Supervision
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 to assist with the state's response to COVID-19
Appointing the Honorable Samuel D. Ozburn as Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Jennifer S. McKinzie as Senior Judge of the Juvenile Courts of Georgia
Providing additional guidance for food service establishments, bowling alleys, and theaters in response to COVID-19
Renewing the State of Emergency declared on April 13, 2020, due to extensive storm damage
Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19
Providing flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response
Regarding the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council certification of jail officers and juvenile correctional officers
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor's Emergency Fund
Designating Auxiliary Emergency Management Workers and Emergency Management Activities
Declaring a State of Emergency due to extensive storm damage on April 12-13, 2020
Regarding the use of face masks/coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
Issuing a Writ of Election to fill the vacancy in District 4 of the Georgia State Senate
Appointing the Honorable Carla Wong McMillian as Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable John A. “Trea” Pipkin III as Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Verda M. Colvin as Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
Temporarily Allowing Remote Notarization and Attestation of documents during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency
Lowering flags to half-staff on Friday, April 10 in honor and memory of Senator Jack Hill
Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19
Ensuring the safety of employees and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19
Regarding the suspension of short-term rentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19
Calling up additional Georgia National Guard troops to assist in the state’s response to COVID-19
Transferring property in Bacon County from the Department of Community Health to the Department of Human Services
Transferring property in Baldwin County from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Driver Services to the Department of Public Safety
Expanding the definition of Essential Services and clarifying enforcement provisions in Executive Order 04.02.20.01
Authorizing sheriffs to enforce the provisions of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 involving businesses, establishments, for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and organizations
Issuing a statewide shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19
Closing public elementary and secondary schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to stop the spread of COVID-19
Authorizing the use of real-time audio-visual communication technology to assist in notarizing real estate documents
Authorizing the State Treasurer to act as “prudent investor” during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency
Directing the Commissioner of Revenue to implement waivers related to Conservation Use Value Assessment and Forest Land Use Protection Act applications during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency
Providing pharmacy technicians and pharmacists with options for handling the computer-based processing of prescriptions during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor's Emergency Fund
Amending Executive Order 03.20.20.02 to allow for the use of "private professional provider[s]" to conduct required plan reviews or inspections
Appointing the Honorable T. Buckley Levins as Superior Court Judge of the Enotah Judicial Circuit
Authorizing the State Board of Education to waive certain state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and provisions to assist in the State's response to COVID-19
Regarding unemployment insurance claims to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19
Closing public elementary and secondary schools through April 24, 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19
Regarding Georgia driver’s licenses and identification cards, ignition interlock device requirements, etc.
Reducing restrictions for Child Care Learning Centers and Family Child Learning Homes to assist in the State's response to COVID-19
Limiting large gatherings statewide, ordering "shelter in place" for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for fourteen days
Expanding temporary licensing of certain medical professions to assist the State's response to the spread of COVID-19
Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund
Reducing Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19
Closing public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19
Declaring a Public Health State of Emergency for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Authorizing the call of the Georgia National Guard to State Active Duty for preparation and response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Declaring a State of Emergency in 120 counties due to extensive flooding
Appointing the Honorable Joseph Cushner as Judge of the State Court of Bulloch County
Appointing the Honorable Benjamin D. Coker as Superior Court Judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit
Reappointing the Honorable Semba Brittian as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Matthew Mann Campbell as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Kathy Colbenson as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Christy Ellerbee as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Cayanna Good as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Quinntez Gurndy as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Jennifer Guynn as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable David Andrew Hamilton as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Cynthia Jenkins as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Evan Karanovich as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Paul Harvey Matthews as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable June Sharon O’Neal as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Ethan Michael Pender as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Lisa Perry as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Rosla Garrett Plant as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Elaine Pritchard as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Kristie Louise Sharp as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Aimee Simpson as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Appointing the Honorable Michael Allen Smith as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Reappointing the Honorable Myra Tolbert as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Establishing initial terms of office for members of the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund Commission
Appointing the Honorable Patricia Ann Rosenthal as a member of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Creating the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force
Appointing the Honorable Ernest D. Blount as Senior Judge of the State Courts of Georgia
Designating the Honorable Hal Jones as chairperson of the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund Commission
Issuing a proclamation of election for a special election to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate
Appointing the Honorable Donald H. Hodges as District 1 council member of the City of Port Wentworth City Council
Authorizing the demolition and removal of Building FG from Augusta University
Authorizing the demolition and removal Building FI from Augusta University
Appointing the Honorable James L. Prine, II as Superior Court Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit
Authorizing the transfer of property in Johnson County from the Department of Juvenile Justice to the Department of Corrections and authorizing the Department of Corrections to demolish and remove a structure from the property
Appointing Mr. Dennis Cathey as Special Counsel in the John Hughes v. Honorable Kimberly Childs matter
Correction to Executive Order 07.01.19.03 regarding the appointment of the Honorable Bob Barr as a member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission
Appointing the Honorable Richard Hyde to the Hearing Panel of the Judicial Qualifications Commission
Approving the issuance of single family mortgage bonds by the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority
Authorizing the demolition and removal of a structure in Carroll County by the Georgia Forestry Commission
Appointing the Honorable James Alton Epps, Jr. as a member of the State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists
Appointing the Honorable Charles Nicholson Norton as a member of the Board of Community Supervision
Appointing the Honorable Hernitha Burdine Robinson as a member of the Board of Corrections
Appointing the Honorable Matthew Alexander Bradley as a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Appointing the Honorable Wendy Bernadette Cuevas-Espelid as a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Reappointing the Honorable Beckey E. Malphus as a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Reappointing the Honorable Randy Toms as a member of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Appointing the Honorable James William Thaxton as a member of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Appointing the Honorable Anne Moody Isbell as a member of the State Board for the Certification of Librarians
Appointing the Honorable Kathryn R. Epps as a member of the State Board for the Certification of Librarians
Appointing the Honorable Marla Morris Marlowe as a member of the State Board of Occupational Therapists
Reappointing the Honorable Robert McClellan as a member of the State Board of Occupational Therapy
Reappointing the Honorable Steve Queen as a member of the Board of Community Supervision
Appointing the Honorable Martha Mitchell Zoller as a member of the State Board of Education
Appointing the Honorable Phenna Rene Petty as a member of the State Board of Education
Reappointing the Honorable Jason Downey as a member of the State Board of Education
Reappointing the Honorable Lisa Y. Kinnemore as a member of the State Board of Education
Appointing the Honorable Mark Anderson as a member of the State Board of Cemeterians
Reappointing the Honorable Clifton C. Dempsey as a member of the State Board of Cemeterians
Reappointing the Honorable William M. Couey as a member of the State Board of Cemeterians
Appointing the Honorable Terry Raber as a member of the Council on American Indian Concerns
Reappointing the Honorable Carol “Missy” Burgess as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Lottery Corporation
Appointing the Honorable Sally Lyndell Moore Nabors as a member of the State Board of Education
Reappointing the Honorable Larry R. Corry as a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Appointing the Honorable John Jeffrey Marshall as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board
Appointing the Honorable William Kevin Bostock as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board
Appointing the Honorable Shawn Michael Hanley as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board
Appointing the Honorable Candice Broce as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Appointing the Honorable Ashlan Durrence Porter as a member of the Georgia Board of Nursing
Appointing the Honorable Debra M. Wilson as a member of the Georgia Board of Dentistry
Appointing the Honorable Michael Tate Azzolin as a member of the Georgia Board of Pharmacy
Appointing the Honorable Tracy L. Jordan as a member of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Appointing the Honorable Travis Clyde Turner as a member of the State Board of Registration for Foresters
Appointing the Honorable Angela D. Duncan as Superior Court Judge of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit
Appointing the Honorable Terry Rogers as Chairman of the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission
Reappointing the Honorable Victor Drawdy as a member of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission
Reappointing the Honorable Robert Cowles as a member of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission
Reappointing the Honorable R. Fred Mullins as a member of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission
Reappointing the Honorable Joseph B. Jones as a member of the Council on American Indian Concerns
Appointing the Honorable Joe Cade Joiner as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Harold Reid Reynolds as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable T. Dallas Smith as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Lowery Houston May as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Appointing the Honorable Everett C. Kennedy, III as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia