On March 31, 2021, Governor Kemp signed three Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 in Georgia. The first, Executive Order 03.31.21.01, extended the Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021. The second order, Executive Order 03.31.21.02, extends the current COVID-19 guidance in Georgia until April 7, 2021 with an added provision allowing state agency employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine without using sick or annual leave. The third order, Executive Order 03.31.21.03, will become effective April 8 and will roll back many of the current COVID-19 restrictions in place.
More details on all three Executive Orders are below:
Executive Order 03.31.21.01 - Extends Georgia's Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021.
Executive Order 03.31.21.02 - Extends current COVID-19 guidance through April 7, 2021 and allows state agency employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine without using sick or annual leave.
Executive Order 03.31.21.03 - Effective April 8, 2021 through April 30, 2021
- Eliminates the gatherings ban
- Eliminates shelter-in-place requirements
- Removes the critical infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific requirements remaining
- Reduces any remaining distance requirements (i.e. distance between parties at restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, and between patrons of group fitness classes)
- Eliminates the ability of law enforcement to close an organization for failure to comply with the Executive Order provisions
Governor's Official Press Release