The Order required all visitors and residents of Georgia to practice social distancing in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines; prohibited businesses in Georgia from allowing groups of more than ten people to gather at any single location; imposed a mandatory shelter-in-place requirement for all visitors and residents of Georgia except for essential workers, as defined within the Order; and laid out guidelines for how businesses would operate during the quarantine. Further, the Order limited restaurant services and closed certain businesses, including gyms and bowling alleys. The Order also superseded all local Orders purporting to regulate the same subject matter and declared violations of the Order’s requirements to be a misdemeanor.
Preston A. Dunaway & Graham H. Gordon,
SHELTER IN PLACE: Executive Order by the Governor to Ensure a Safe & Healthy Georgia,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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