Executive Orders

Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Orders Related to COVID-19


04.30.20.01 - Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency issued on March 14 and renewed on April 8 to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19 

04.27.20.01 - Providing additional guidance for food service establishments, bowling alleys, and theaters in response to COVID-19

04.23.20.02 - Providing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

04.20.20.01 - Providing flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response

04.13.20.02 - Regarding the use of face masks/coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

04.09.20.01 - Temporarily Allowing Remote Notarization and Attestation of documents during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency 

04.08.20.05 - Calling up additional Georgia National Guard troops to assist in the state’s response to COVID-19 

04.08.20.04 - Regarding the suspension of short-term rentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19 

04.08.20.03 - Ensuring the safety of employees and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19 

04.08.20.02 - Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency to assist with the state’s response to COVID-19 

04.08.20.01 - Lowering flags to half-staff on Friday, April 10 in honor and memory of Senator Jack Hill 

04.03.20.02 - Expanding the definition of Essential Services and clarifying enforcement provisions in Executive Order 04.02.20.01 

04.03.20.01 - Authorizing sheriffs to enforce the provisions of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 involving businesses, establishments, for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and organizations 

04.02.20.01 - Issuing a statewide shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19

04.01.20.01 - Closing public elementary and secondary schools through the end of 2019-2020 school year to stop the spread of COVID-19

03.31.20.04 - Providing pharmacy technicians and pharmacists with options for handling the computer-based processing of prescriptions during the COVID-19  Public Health State of Emergency

03.31.20.03 - Directing the Commissioner of Revenue to implement waivers related to Conservation Use Value Assessment and Forest Land Use Protection Act applications during the COVID-19  Public Health State of Emergency

03.31.20.02 - Authorizing the State Treasurer to act as "prudent investor" during the COVID-19  Public Health State of Emergency

03.31.20.01 - Authorizing the use of real-time audio-visual communication technology to assist in notarizing real estate documents

03.30.20.02 - Amending Executive Order 03.20.20.02 to allow for the use of "private professional provider[s]" to conduct require dplan reviews or inspections

03.30.20.01 - Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund

03.27.20.02 - Authorizing the State Board of Education to waive certain state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and provisions to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19

03.26.20.02 - Authorizing the State Board of Education to waive certain state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and provisions to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19

03.26.20.01 - Regarding unemployment insurance claims to assist in the State’s response to COVID-19

03.25.20.01 - Regarding Georgia Driver’s licenses and identification cards, ignition interlock device requirements, etc.

03.24.20.01 - Reducing restrictions for Child Care Learning Centers and Family Child Learning Homes to assist the State’s response to COVID-19

03.23.20.02 - Expanding temporary licensing of certain medical professions to assist the State’s response to the spread of COVID-19

03.23.20.01 - Limiting large gatherings statewide, ordering "shelter in place" for specific populations, and closing bars and nightclubs in Georgia for fourteen days

03.20.20.02 - Reducing Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19

03.20.20.01 - Authorizing a transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund

03.16.20.01 - Closing public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020 to stop the spread of COVID-19

03.14.20.02 - Authorizing the call of the Georgia National Guard to State Active Duty for preparation and response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03.14.20.01 - Declaring a Public Health State of Emergency for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)