Covid-19 in Georgia
As we continue to monitor developments with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the GBPI staff are focused on the effects of COVID-19 on Georgians across the state. We will continue to provide updates and recommendations for the best ways our state can mitigate harm and protect Georgians through this public health emergency. Our team is working with partners and communities on the ground to understand what’s happening and translate that need into proactive solutions. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates on COVID-19 in Georgia. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive our analysis and latest research each week. The GBPI staff continue to work remotely during this public health emergency. The best way to reach us is via email, and you can find our staff contact information here.
How Has Georgia Responded?
Gov. Kemp and his administration have already announced several changes to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and support families in need of unemployment or food assistance. On April 20, Gov. Kemp announced certain businesses, like gyms, barber shops and tattoo parlors, will be allowed to reopen beginning Friday, April 24. Theaters and dine-in restaurants will be allowed to reopen on Monday, April 27. However, a statewide shelter-in-place order remains in effect through the end of the month.
GBPI continues to evaluate the state’s public health emergency and propose solutions to help working families weather layoffs and lost wages. Below is a list outlining GBPI’s proposals thus far. State leaders should: