ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp is now encouraging all Georgians to get tested for COVID-19. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, the governor made the announcement that testing would be open to all Georgians.
Those interested in getting tested will still need to get an appointment to test for the virus.
Previously, the state had limited testing to those who exhibit symptoms.
In addition, the Peach Bowl, Inc. has donated $1 million to Augusta University Health System to assist with screenings and testing.
Kemp also announced an outreach to the Hispanic community to ensure the state is addressing all Georgian's needs.
Though the shelter in place order has expired, businesses across the Peach State have been instructed to continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe through May 13.
Gov. Brian speaks while David Cowan interprets for the hearing impaired on May 7, 2020 at the Gold Dome in Atlanta. (FOX 5)
Business establishments, corporations, organizations, and local governments cannot allow more than 10 people to gather in a single location unless there are at least six feet between each person. Single location means a space where all persons gathered cannot maintain at least six feet between themselves and any other person.
Georgia's public health state of emergency is in place through June 12, 2020.
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