March Net Tax Revenues Up 9.8%

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled $1.83 billion for an increase of $163.5 million, or 9.8 percent, compared to March 2019 when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.67 billion. Year-to-date net tax collections totaled $17.39 billion, for an increase of $350.8 million, or 2.1 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $17.04 billion.

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

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.

CVS Health Opens Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site at Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has joined forces with CVS Health to increase access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Starting today, CVS will be operating drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing, offered by Abbott Laboratories, at a site on Georgia Tech's campus. At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day.

Gov. Kemp Issues Guidance for Retailers, Consumers Amid COVID-19

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp joined the American Transaction Processors Coalition, Georgia Retail Association, and Georgia Food Industry Association in issuing guidance regarding the use of PIN numbers and other best practices at points of purchase as Georgia continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Kemp Names New Coronavirus Task Force Committee

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the members of the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force Community Outreach Committee.

Kemp, Coronavirus Task Force Add 296 Hospital Beds for COVID-19 Patient Surge

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Coronavirus Task Force announced plans to deploy four temporary medical units for eighty-eight hospital beds and expanded capacity at two reopened healthcare facilities for 208 beds to prepare for COVID-19 patient surge. The state has committed roughly $72 million for these projects, including $12 million for additional medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

Gov. Kemp Issues Order Deputizing Sheriffs

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 04.03.20.01 to deputize sheriffs for enforcement of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 involving businesses, establishments, for-profit and non-profit corporations, and organizations.

Gov. Kemp Provides Overview of Federal Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp provided an overview of the recommendations President Trump and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

Governor Kemp: USG, GEMA Partner to Provide Housing for Healthcare Workers in Albany

Atlanta, GA – The University System of Georgia (USG), in partnership with Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, will offer temporary housing to traveling nurses assisting at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

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.