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Governor extends state of emergency through Oct. 10
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Gov. Brian Kemp, and Matthew Crumpton, left, visit the new mobile units under construction at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Friday, May 15, 2020. - photo by Scott Rogers

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed two executive orders Monday, Aug. 31, extending the public health state of emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

The state of emergency is extended through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 10, allowing  for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector.

The governor also extended the requirement of social distancing measures, including bans on gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, mandatory criteria for businesses and sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile. That order runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 15.

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