Kemp, DCH, DBHDD, GHA Submit Emergency Waivers to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Atlanta, GA – On March 28, 2020, Governor Kemp and the Department of Community Health (DCH) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an 1135 Medicaid waiver. Concurrently, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) submitted a request to CMS for a 1135 Medicare waiver.

Gov. Kemp Announces Federal Approval of Major Disaster Declaration

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that President Trump has declared a major disaster for all 159 Georgia counties due to the impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a statewide Public Health Emergency being declared on March 14.

Kemp, Williams: Officials Will Enforce Social Distancing at Parks, Lakes

Atlanta, GA – On March 29, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams to issue the following joint statement:

Gov. Kemp: DCA Launches New Resources for Georgians to Access High-Speed Internet

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) launched a new website to inform Georgians about ways to connect to high-speed internet throughout the state.

Gov. Kemp Names Appointments to Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Judge Carla Wong McMillian to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judges Verda M. Colvin and John A. "Trea" Pipkin III to serve on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Georgia National Guard Deploys Medical Support Teams to Fight COVID-19

Atlanta, GA – On March 14, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp authorized the activation of up to 2,000 members of the Georgia National Guard in order to combat COVID-19. At this time, over 170 service members are activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have mobilized to support requests from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

ICYMI: Gov. Kemp Takes Part in Statewide Town Hall, Continues Fighting COVID-19 in Georgia

Atlanta, GA - On Thursday, March 26, Governor Kemp participated in a live town hall on Georgia's response to the spread of COVID-19 along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King.

Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Kemp, Coronavirus Task Force Members Set for Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 Response

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, March 26, at 8:00 PM, Governor Brian P. Kemp will participate in a live town hall on Georgia's response to the spread of COVID-19. This broadcast will also feature interviews with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King.

Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today called on all Georgia businesses who are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of COVID-19.