538 Georgia cities urged to declare public health emergency
The Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday morning urged the leaders of all 538 cities in the state to declare public health emergencies and shut down non-essential businesses within their boundaries, pressing beyond the coronavirus restrictions set by Gov. Brian Kemp less than 24 hours earlier. Read the full article: ajc.com Read more
Macon-Bibb mayor orders restaurants, bars to close
Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert ordered all county restaurants, bars and salons to close until April 6 in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants will still be able to provide to-go, delivery, drive-through and curbside delivery service. The order goes into effect at 5:15 p.m. Read the full... Read more
Counties across Georgia enact restrictions due to virus
Counties in Georgia continued to place restrictions on businesses and gatherings on Monday, as cases of the new coronavirus increase. Read the full article: Associated Press  Read more
FDA asks state to allow Sterigenics to reopen
The federal Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp this week urging Georgia to allow a controversial sterilization plant in Cobb County to reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sterigenics, near Smyrna, has been shuttered since summer. It is one of a handful of facilities... Read more
Augusta mayor orders closure of some businesses
In an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Hardie Davis issued an executive order Saturday that closes a number of businesses and limits public and private gatherings to no more than 10 people. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more

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