An in-depth look at Georgia’s shelter-in-place order

Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a press conference at Liberty Plaza, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol building, in downtown Atlanta, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. During the presser, Kemp ordered all Georgia K-12 schools to be closed until the end of the academic school year and said he will sign an order enforcing a “stay-at-home” order for all Georgians until April 13.
Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a press conference at Liberty Plaza, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol building, in downtown Atlanta, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. During the presser, Kemp ordered all Georgia K-12 schools to be closed until the end of the academic school year and said he will sign an order enforcing a “stay-at-home” order for all Georgians until April 13.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer, alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

Credit: Alyssa Pointer, alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

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Greg Bluestein and AJC reporter Tamar Hallerman discuss Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place order, which impacts the state’s 10.6 million residents through April 13.

In this episode:

  • The details of the order and updates that have already been made to it
  • How the action impacts local orders that were already in place
  • What businesses can stay open
  • How the order will be enforced
  • What it would take from Kemp and the Georgia legislature to make changes to the order
  • What went into Kemp's decision to lockdown the state, local and national reaction

Tell us what you think about the podcast. Email us at podcasts@ajc.com. Follow Greg Bluestein @bluestein and Tamar Hallerman @tamarhallerman on Twitter.

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