Gov. Brian Kemp says he will not issue quarantine, will not force businesses to close

Gov. Brian Kemp says he will not issue quarantine, will not force businesses to close

Gov. Brian Kemp urged Georgians to practice caution amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 on Thursday, but he said he will not force businesses to close or institute a statewide quarantine.

Kemp addressed the media via a video briefing to update reporters on the state’s COVID-19 situation and response. The governor urged Georgians to “remain calm, act responsibly and help us urge your fellow Georgians to follow the medical recommendations,” such as social distancing and staying home as much as possible.

He stopped short of saying Georgia will go as far as some places, such as San Francisco, and put communities on lockdown, however.

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