Keep your distance: Social distancing measures ordered through May 31

Georgians, and any visitors to the state, are required to continue adhering to approved social distancing measures through May 31.

Georgians, and any visitors to the state, are required to continue adhering to approved social distancing measures through May 31.


Requirements included within the newest version of the “Reviving a Healthy Georgia” EO mandate that Georgia’s elderly, and those with certain medical conditions, must remain housebound and bar visitors from their home, until June 13, while the general populace will no longer fall under requirements for social distancing or any other precautionary measures as of May 31.

The primary mandate, for the general population, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to be the social distancing requirement to maintain a six foot separation been oneself and any other individual that is not a member of the same household. The 6-foot mandate does not apply to individuals within their home or residence, nor does it apply to individuals actively participating in work at a business categorized as a Critical Infrastructure businesses.

“Gathering” in groups of more than 10 people is banned, but the definition of “gathering” as given in the Order stipulates that groups of more than 10 people may gather, as long as they remain six feet apart from any other non household member, as required by the social distancing mandate. “Family units” is included in the exceptions to the “gathering” ban in this version of the EO. The ban on “gatherings” does not apply to activities that take place inside private homes and residences. The specific definition for “Gatherings” as defined in the EO is “more than 10 persons physically present at a single location if, to be present, persons are required to stand or be seated within six feet of any other person.” The definition specifies that groups of more than 10 people are permitted, without the requirement of maintaining a six-foot separation, “if their grouping is transitory or incidental, or if their grouping is the result of being spread across more than one single location.”


Single location is defined as “a space where all persons gathered cannot maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves and any other person.

Residents and visitors to the state are “strongly encouraged,” but not required to wear “face coverings as practicable while outside their homes or place of residence, except when eating, drinking or exercising outdoors.

In addition, all residents and visitors to the state are ordered to “practice sanitation in accordance with the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Critical Infrastructure is defined as follows:

Critical Infrastructure businesses are required to implement to the following measures:

The following measures are recommended for Critical Infrastructure businesses:


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