Gov. Kemp: Georgia Has Administered Over 2 Million Vaccines

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reported 2,048,591 total vaccine doses administered in the Peach State, accounting for 82.57% of the state's shipped allocation. Georgia administered one million vaccines in just twenty five days.

Gov. Kemp: State Mass Vaccination Sites Utilize 85% of Capacity in First Week, GWCC Discharges Last Patient

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement following a successful first week of vaccinations at the four state-operated mass vaccination sites, and applauded the state partnership with the Georgia World Congress Center alternate care facility, which discharged its last remaining COVID-19 patient.

Gov. Kemp Issues Statement on Federal Coronavirus Legislation

Atlanta, GA – Following the passage of coronavirus aid legislation by the U.S House of Representatives with unanimous support of Georgia’s Democratic members of Congress, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the follow statement:

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Ready to Distribute New Vaccine

Atlanta, GA – Following the U.S Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement.

Gov. Kemp Announces Appointment of Interim State Accounting Officer

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp has appointed Ms. Kris W. Martins as the Interim State Accounting Officer to replace the outgoing State Accounting Officer, Thomas Alan Skelton, who left state government to serve as the director of research and technical activities for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, effective April 1. Martins' appointment took effect February 16, 2021.

Governor Kemp Issues New COVID-19 Executive Orders

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed Executive Order 02.26.21.01 and Executive Order 02.26.21.02. Executive Order 02.26.21.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through April 6, 2021, and Executive Order 02.26.21.02 extends the guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19 from March 1 at 12:00 AM to March 15 at 11:59 PM with minor changes. Those changes are detailed below.

Gov. Kemp Issues Statement on Biden Administration Waiver Decision

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement regarding the Biden Administration's decision to deny a waiver petitioning the federal government to waive testing requirements in light of the health crisis.

Gov. Kemp Applauds Johnny Isakson Chair for Parkinson's Research and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Position for Reaching Goal of $4.5 Million

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today applauded the University of Georgia on the successful conclusion of its fundraising campaign to endow a chaired professorship honoring Senator John H. "Johnny" Isakson. The University has raised $4.5 million to establish the John H. "Johnny" Isakson Chair for Parkinson's Research and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar position. Senator Isakson was the final donor to this worthy cause.

Gov. Kemp Urges Eligible Georgians in Southwest Region to Sign Up for Vaccination

Atlanta, GA – Governor Kemp is urging all eligible Georgians in the southwest part of the state to sign up for vaccination at the Albany, Dougherty County mass vaccination site. Registration can be easily completed at myvaccinegeorgia.com.

Governor Kemp Announces $552M Georgia Rental Assistance Program

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has received more than $552 million in stimulus funds through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Congress appropriated $25 billion to provide relief to landlords and tenants who are behind on rent and utility payments due to the coronavirus pandemic.