Live music venues, bars, and nightclubs must remain closed through May 31, but daycare centers and summer camps have been given a green light by Gov. Brian Kemp to open if they follow health and safety regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Kemp said during an afternoon press conference at the State Capitol that keeping performance venues, bars, and nightclubs closed “a little bit longer will help enhance health outcomes.”
On the other hand, Kemp issued a new executive order that allows daycare centers to reopen and summer day camps to reopen May 14. Overnight summer camps are still banned for now.
While daycare centers were allowed to remain open during shelter-in-place, the governor’s order had reduced the number of children to 10 per classroom and many had closed for safety reasons. The governor’s new order allows for 20 children per classroom so long as staff-to-children ratios set by the Department of Early Care and Learning are maintained. State health officials approved the expansion, and Kemp said it would allow more facilities to reopen and give parents more options for childcare as they return to work.
Restaurants, which began reopening on April 27, will now be allowed to have 10 patrons per 300 square feet and party size per table increased from 6 to 10 people.
Kemp also said state agencies would begin to phase back into limited in-person operations starting May 18.
You can download and read the executive order at this link.