Gov. Kemp, DCH Announce Approval of 1135 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® Waiver

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Georgia’s section 1135 waiver request on the temporary checklist, granting the state a number of flexibilities for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® providers and members to combat the COVID-19 public health emergency. To read the approval letter, click HERE.

Gov. Kemp, University of Georgia's SBDC Provide Overview of CARES Act Funding

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided an overview of the funding allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This critical funding will help small businesses keep workers employed during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective beginning Friday, April 3rd, at 6:00 PM and expire Monday, April 13th, at 11:59 PM.

Kemp, Carden Deploy Soldiers to Fight COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

Atlanta, GA – Over the next few weeks, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 Guardsmen to any long-term care facility - assisted living facility or nursing home - with COVID-19 cases. The Governor and Adjutant General will send troops to specific locations to implement infection control protocols and enhanced sanitation methods to mitigate COVID-19 exposure among vulnerable residents.

Media Advisory: Gov. Kemp, DPH, GEMA, and Georgia Guard Provide COVID-19 Response Update

Atlanta, GA – Governor Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will give a briefing on COVID-19 from the Georgia State Capitol.

Kemp, Toomey, Carden, Bryson Give COVID-19 Update

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp provided an update on COVID-19 in Georgia by giving the following address to Georgians:

Gov. Kemp, University System of Georgia Announce COVID-19 Testing Ramp-Up

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is announcing a laboratory surge capacity plan to quickly increase the availability of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 in Georgia. This initiative leverages the collective laboratory resources under the University System of Georgia, Georgia Public Health Laboratory, and Emory University. The ramp-up of laboratory testing surge capacity begins today. Upon implementation, labs will process over 3,000 samples per day.

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: