Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Friday that will end most of the state’s remaining coronavirus restrictions.

Distancing and employee mask requirements at bars and restaurants will end when the order takes effect Saturday, as will all specific requirements for gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, body art studios, estheticians, hair stylists and massage therapists.

Social distancing recommendations will be “strongly encouraged,” rather than required, per the order, and the requirement that childcare facilities prohibit all unnecessary visitors will end.

Furthermore:

♦ Live performance venues will no longer be subject to a separate set of coronavirus restrictions.

♦ Professional, collegiate and high school sports organizations and events will have to follow the rules or guidelines set by their respective leagues, conferences or associations.

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Ann DG

Now due to the ridiculous extension of unemployment benefits, restaurants and other businesses cannot find help. We went to three different restaurants in north Georgia and they all had signs stating they are short help due to people not coming to work because they can sit home and collect unemployment. A Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, and Logan's Grill had skeleton crews. Stop the unemployment benefits and get people back to work. The democratic party will bankrupt this country in 4 years. Sad

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