Ahead of Hurricane Isaias, Officials Urge Vigilance

Atlanta, GA – On July 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp, Insurance Commissioner John King, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson are reminding Georgians to remain vigilant and follow best practices as Hurricane Isaias approaches the state's coastal region over the next few days.

 

Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Restrictions

Atlanta, GA – On July 31, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

 

Kemp Nominates Statewide Business Court Clerk

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his nomination of Angie Davis to serve as the first clerk of the Georgia Statewide Business Court. She was unanimously confirmed by the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

Governor Kemp Honors the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Robert Lewis

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp attended a service honoring Congressman John Lewis as he lies in state in the rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol. During the ceremony, Governor Kemp delivered the following remarks:

Purple Innovation Plans to Invest $21 million in Henry Co. Manufacturing Facility, Create 360 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), the comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, has selected Henry County for their third U.S. manufacturing facility. Purple plans to make a $21 million investment in this 520,000-square-foot facility, delivering 360 jobs to the area.

German Automotive Parts Manufacturer GEDIA to Locate First Southeast U.S. Site in Whitfield County, Create 200 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that GEDIA Automotive Group, a family-owned international company that specializes in making state-of-the-art automotive parts, will build an advanced manufacturing facility that will begin production with a focus on parts for electric vehicles. GEDIA will invest $85 million in this project, delivering 200 jobs to the greater Dalton area at a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified property in Whitfield County.

Governor Kemp Calls on Georgians to Do "Four Things for Four Weeks" to Stop COVID-19

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey are calling on all Georgians to implement "Four Things for Four Weeks" into their daily routines to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Kemp Signs Foster Care and Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed to improve Georgia's foster care system and crack down on human trafficking in Georgia. Joined by legislative leaders in the Ceremonial Office, Governor Kemp signed HB 823, HB 911, HB 912, HB 993, and SB 439.

Governor Kemp, Dept. of Public Health Announce New Testing Partnership

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health today announced a new testing partnership with Mako Medical to provide testing supplies and services to process 10,000 SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests per day. Delivering on the Governor's commitment to expand testing and shorten the wait time for COVID-19 test results in Georgia, the state's partnership with Mako will provide test results within 48 hours, on average.

Gov. Kemp Signs Landmark Healthcare Legislation

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed several pieces of legislation to ensure a safer and healthier Georgia. Among the bills signed at a ceremony at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital were bills to reduce surprise medical billing (HB 888) and address Georgia's maternal mortality rate by enhancing access to quality and timely care for mothers on Medicaid (HB 1114).