Atlanta, GA – On September 30, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The new Executive Order takes effect on October 1 at 12:00 AM and runs through October 15 at 11:59 PM, while the public health emergency is extended until November 9, 2020.

Under Executive Order 09.30.01, nearly all previous guidelines and restrictions pertaining to the state of Georgia's COVID-19 pandemic response remain unchanged.

Minimum changes include:

▪ Following CDC guidance, workers at restaurants and bars may return to work once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours following a known or suspected positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
▪ Allowing for certain SAT/ACT test score deadlines to be extended for HOPE and Zell eligibility


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