Media Advisory: Gov. Kemp, Officials to Give Update on COVID-19

Atlanta, GA – At the State Capitol, state officials will give a briefing on COVID-19.

Try-Con Tufters to Invest $5 million in Chattooga County Expansion, Create 104 Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that high-end carpet producer Try-Con Tufters will expand its commercial manufacturing operations in Chattooga County, investing $5 million in a new 109,000 square-foot facility and creating 104 additional jobs.

Georgia Marks Lowest COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Since Early April

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals started reporting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) on April 8.

Over 220 Georgia Companies Providing Critical Supplies to Fight COVID-19

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a list and interactive map of Georgia companies that have signed up to help businesses obtain personal protective equipment and health care supplies to fight COVID-19. The Georgia Suppliers Interactive Map and List, compiled by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), includes more than 220 Georgia companies providing needed protective supplies, along with an interactive map displaying business location and a tool to sort supplies by category.

Georgia Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Testing

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia now ranks twenty-first out of fifty-four states and territories on the current percentage of total population tested, up from forty-sixth one month ago. Among states with more than five million residents, Georgia ranks eighth out of twenty-three states.

 

Governor Kemp Announces Microsoft Corp. to Expand Presence in Atlanta with 1,500 New Jobs, New Facility

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Fortune 500 company Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions, will open a new facility in Atlanta, anticipated in summer 2021. The $75 million investment will create 1,500 new high-tech jobs in West Midtown.

Free COVID-19 Testing at Columbus Civic Center on Saturday, May 16

Atlanta, GA - The Governor's Coronavirus Task Force Community Outreach Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Bernice King and Leonardo Smith, and State Representative Calvin Smyre have partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and West Central Health District of Georgia to establish free testing at a pop-up site at the Columbus Civic Center this Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Over 300,000 COVID-19 Tests Reported to Georgia Department of Public Health

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that 301,874 COVID-19 tests have been completed and reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). As the state continues to ramp up testing, the number of positive cases will continue to rise; however, with more than 300,000 tests reported to the state, the percent of positive cases in Georgia continues to decrease.

SK innovation Donates $400,000 to Augusta University’s Free COVID-19 Screening Application

Atlanta, GA – In recent addresses to Georgians regarding COVID-19, Governor Brian P. Kemp has applauded the launch of Augusta University’s COVID-19 telemedicine app and highlighted the value of public-private partnerships. Today Augusta University received a $400,000 donation from SK innovation to support Augusta University and Augusta University Health’s response and associated expenses pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASCAR Returning to Georgia for Rescheduled Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp is giving NASCAR the green flag to get back on track and go racing in Georgia next month for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.