Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the state's public health emergency through May 13.
Kemp signed an executive order Wednesday extending the public health emergency in an effort to help contain the coronavirus.
“This measure will allow us to deploy more resources to communities in need, lend support to frontline medical providers and keep preparing as we brace for potential patients in healthcare facilities,” the Republican governor said.
Kemp also announced Wednesday the state will extend the shelter-in-place order through April 30 in accordance with public health recommendations.
Kemp added he has signed an executive order to activate an additional 1,000 national guard members to assist in the novel coronavirus emergency response.