Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has had enough of the liberal mayors and counties issuing mandatory mask orders on his citizens.
Local governments in the state will not be able to order people to wear masks in public places, according to a new executive order issued by Kemp on Wednesday, which also extended many COVID-19 provisions.
The Republican governor’s previous COVID-19 orders have for months banned cities and counties from taking more restrictive steps than the state but the new rules explicitly specify for the first time that the state’s local governments can’t enforce mask mandates.
Today I issued Executive Order 07.15.20.01, which extends the gatherings ban of more than 50 people, renews business restrictions, protects the medically fragile, and strongly encourages Georgians to wear masks in public.
To flatten the curve, I urge all local elected officials to enforce the terms of this order. Together, we will keep fighting #COVID19, weather this storm, and emerge stronger than ever.
What are your thoughts on the Georgia governor doing what many Americans have asked, and that’s to get Georgia, and America OPEN!