Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Issues New Guidelines in Wake of COVID-19


The Georgia governor is now setting up testing sites in various cities across the state. Individuals who wish to get COVID-19 tests must first receive a doctor’s referral; to ease the process of testing, Kemp has also permitted licensing for doctors outside of Georgia and explained that the state will get a second shipment of personal protection equipment within the next five days.

Kemp on Fighting COVID-19 and Protecting Businesses

Thus far, the Georgia governor has shown a willingness to take on coronavirus without throwing countless businesses under the bus by mandating state-wide closures. This contrasts from other governors in different states and, as previously stated, has caused Kemp to take some heat.

However, many Georgians who wish to remain in business and avoid compulsory orders to close their doors are grateful. Like various other Republicans fighting COVID-19, Kemp understands that the economy matters and plays a role in appropriate measures to fight the virus.