Coronavirus (COVID19) Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Toolkit

“It’s Worth a Shot” is GMA's comprehensive public information campaign around the COVID-19 vaccine. This campaign was built to contribute to Gov. Brian Kemp’s and the Georgia Department of Health’s goal to vaccinate as many Georgians as possible during spring and early summer 2021, reach 70%-80% vaccination rate and achieve herd immunity. The goal of this campaign is to provide all of Georgia’s cities—regardless of their size, location or communications resources—the tools to educate their residents on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Updates

Enforcing Violations of Governor Kemp’s Executive Order 07.15.01.20

7/16/2020

Municipalities are strongly encouraged to enforce the provisions of Governor Kemp’s Executive Order 07.15.01.20 (the “EO”). This document has been created to provide municipalities a list of violations of the EO in a format that enables municipalities to consider appropriate enforcement measures. The list of violations of the EO is not meant to be an exhaustive list but is meant to capture a large number of possible offenses.

GMA Summarizes Governor Kemp’s 6/29 Executive Orders

6/30/2020

On June 29, 2020, Governor Kemp issued Executive Orders 06.29.20.01 and 06.29.20.02. Executive Order 06.29.20.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency to 11:59 p.m. on August 11, 2020. Executive Order 06.29.20.02 (hereinafter “the Order”) extends most of the already applicable rules enacted by the Governor. In the Order the Governor lays out detailed provisions to govern the ongoing Public Health State of Emergency.

Local Governments Receive CARES Act Funding

6/29/2020

The U.S. Treasury provided Georgia with approximately $4.1 billion for coronavirus-related expenses from the CARES Act, of which an estimated 1.8 billion could be transferred to local governments for coronavirus-related expenses. On July 29, Governor Brian Kemp released a statement providing additional details about the allocation of funds. That statement, as well as a breakdown of how Phase I of the funds will be distributed, can be found by clicking the link.

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With the COVID-19 crisis evolving rapidly, GMA has created this Frequently Asked Questions document for our members.