State Offers Free System for Entities to Decontaminate 80,000 N95 Masks Per Day

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that ninety-five Georgia facilities have already signed up to use the free Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS), a self-contained device that uses concentrated hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate N95 masks. The only cost for entities to use Battelle is shipping the masks to and from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency where the system is located.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Sees Record Testing Day

Atlanta, GA - Today nearly 13,000 new tests were reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health's website, recording the largest single day in new tests reported since the coronavirus pandemic began. View the report here.

Governor Kemp Congratulates 2020 Governor's Honors Program Finalists

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp congratulated the 2020 Governor's Honors Program finalists. In an effort to place the health and safety of students and instructors as a highest priority, the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program originally scheduled for June 14 to July 11 at Berry College will be cancelled for the first time since its inception in 1964. Though COVID-19 has changed the landscape of business as usual, it should not overshadow recognition for those who are passionate about learning and demonstrate outstanding aptitude throughout the wide range of disciplines represented in the Governor’s Honors Program.

Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center, Creating 800 New Jobs in Columbia County

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Amazon will further expand its Georgia presence with a new fulfillment center planned in Appling, Georgia. The new, multi-level operations facility will feature innovative Amazon robotics technology and create 800 new, full-time jobs.

Governor Kemp Gives COVID-19 Update

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp delivered the following update on COVID-19. Governor Kemp was joined by 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.

Kemp, Walmart, eTrueNorth Announce Mobile COVID-19 Testing Initiative

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the launch of a mobile COVID-19 testing initiative to set up drive-thru sites in communities without access to testing. Beginning Monday, April 27, the mobile unit will travel between Augusta (Hephzibah), Milledgeville, and Tifton on a rotating basis. The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth, and state and local officials.

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

Atlanta, GA – At the Georgia State Capitol, 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.

 

Gov. Kemp Touts Augusta University COVID-19 Screening Application

Atlanta, GA - In a recent address to Georgians regarding COVID-19, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded the launch of Augusta University's COVID-19 telemedicine app. Georgians can use this tool from their home to receive a virtual screening from a healthcare provider trained to screen for COVID-19. If the result is a positive screening, staff will contact the patient to schedule a test at one of Georgia's designated testing locations.

Media Advisory: Gov. Kemp, Lt. Gov. Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Faith Leaders to Hold Day of Prayer Service

Atlanta, GA - On Monday, April 27, Governor Brian P. Kemp will join faith leaders from across Georgia in a Day of Prayer service at the Georgia State Capitol.

Gov. Kemp, Lt. Gov. Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Faith Leaders to Hold Day of Prayer Service

Atlanta, GA - On Monday, April 27, Governor Brian P. Kemp will join Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, and faith leaders from across Georgia in holding a Day of Prayer service in the rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. As the state continues to battle COVID-19, Kemp, Duncan, and Ralston are calling on all Georgians and members of the faith community around the state to participate by posting videos of their prayers on social media throughout the day.