Gov. Kemp extends public health emergency, renews COVID-19 restrictions

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Governor Brian Kemp signed two executive orders that will effect public health beginning on Tuesday.

The first order extends Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency until January 8. It also extends Georgia’s current COVID-19 restrictions.

The second order includes changes that allow nurses and pharmacists to administer the pending COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, nurses and pharmacist will observe patients for the required 15 minute window after receiving the vaccine. These changes include drive-thru settings.

The Governor’s executive orders are available to be read here.