Governor Brian Kemp signed a new COVID-19 Executive Order – entitled “Empowering a Healthy Georgia” – on Thursday. It goes into effect on June 16th at midnight and runs through 11:59 pm on June 30th.

The shelter in place order has now ended for people ages 65 or older, aside from those who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility and/or that have health issues.

As of June 16th, gatherings of 50 people will be allowed as long as they are six feet apart from one another. Also on that date, some restrictions will ease for restaurants and bars.

Effective July 1st, live performance venues will be permitted to reopen. Also, conventions will be allowed to resume as long as they meet the requirements to ensure attendees’ safety.

Updated guidelines for sports, overnight summer camps, and movie theaters were also outlined in the order.

Get more details from the Executive Order online at