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2020 News Archive

Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of Marietta Provides Information for Statewide Shelter in Place Order

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April 8, 2020

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager


MARIETTA – On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp updated his statewide Executive Order which included a shelter in place from 6pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 until 11:59pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While travel is still allowed for certain activities, the Governor’s order requires adherence to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s guidelines for social distancing.

The Executive Order to Ensure a Safe & Healthy Georgia provides information for what businesses need to do under this order to continue to operate and also what types of activities Georgians can do. This document provides information on what businesses which stay open during this time must do in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The following businesses must cease in person operations under the Governor’s Order:

•             Bars

•             Nightclubs

•             Gyms

•             Fitness centers

•             Bowling alleys

•             Theaters

•             Live performance venues

•             Operators of amusement parks

•             Dine in-services at restaurants and private social clubs. Exceptions include: Take-out; curbside pick-up; delivery; and dine-in services at hospitals, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, or other long-term care facilities

•             Estheticians (e.g., waxing, threading, eyelash extensions, cosmetic treatments)

•             Hair designers

•             Body art studios (commonly known as tattoo parlors)

•             Beauty shops and salons (including home beauty shops and salons)

•             Barber shops (including home barber shops)

•             Cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, nail care & schools thereof

•             Licensed massage therapists

If you have questions regarding the Governor’s Order, here are some helpful phone numbers of offices you can call to get clarification:

The office of the Governor, Brian Kemp

Constituent Services: 404-656-1776


Georgia Department of Economic Development


800-255-0056 – For Hearing Impaired


Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency


800-TRYGEMA (800-879-4362)

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