This morning, the Office of Governor Brian Kemp announced an extension to Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency through May 13. In a news release, the Governor said, “This measure will allow us to continue to deploy resources to communities in need, lend support to frontline medical providers, and keep preparing as we brace for potential patient surge in our healthcare facilities. We deeply appreciate the hard work of Georgians who are sheltering in place, using social distancing, and helping us flatten the curve. We are in this fight together.”

At this time, the extension of the State of Emergency does not impact Georgia’s shelter-in-place order, set to expire on April 13, nor the administrative-office closure leave order allowing eligibility for some state employees, set to expire on April 30. However, further announcements may be forthcoming. We will communicate any additional changes to staff via email as well as on our website page dedicated to COVID-19 updates. Until then, employees should keep teleworking if currently doing so, stay in close contact with their supervisors and follow all state directives and public health guidance.