On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order issuing a Statewide Shelter in Place to Stop the Spread of COVID-19. The Order will become effective at 6 p.m. on April 3, 2020 and stay in place at least through Monday April 13, 2020. The Order can be extended at any time by the state. The Governor’s Order specifically suspends all City Emergency Orders which the Snellville Mayor and Council had previously put in place. The specific guidelines of the State Order will, as long as it is in effect, now govern the actions of all businesses and individuals throughout the state of Georgia.
We have attached a link to the full State Order for your review and guidance. You will also find an informative information sheet, also put out by the state, that will hopefully help to answer many of the questions you may have concerning what is and is not allowed under the Order.
The interpretation and enforcement of these new restrictions and guidelines is now the responsibility of the State of Georgia. The Governor just this afternoon has authorized County Sheriff Departments to enforce critical portions of his Order. There are still numerous clarifications we as a City are seeking from the state and we are certain you will have further questions also. In that regard, you may contact the Office of the Governor at:
or call at 404-656-1776
We hope this helps explain where we as a citizenry now stand with respect to critical public health measures that will undoubtedly keep us all safer and healthier. As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at an accelerated rate, it is essential that we all follow the recommended guidelines. With a statewide order, we are now bound together with people from all over Georgia and have an even greater responsibility to follow the guidelines to Stay Home, Stop the Spread and Save Lives.