Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia

GA Guard will help fight COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Brian Kemp said on Wednesday that new information on the spread of coronavirus influenced his decision to issue a stay-at-home order. "At the recommendation of Dr. Toomey, I will sign an order closing K-12 schools for the rest of the school year", Kemp said in a press conference Wednesday.

Georgia now has 4,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 139 deaths from the disease.

Kemp, with a straight face, tried to tell the public-at-large that he JUST found out that coronavirus can spread by people who are infected but asymptomatic. Those individuals could've been infecting people before they ever felt bad. Numerous most high-profile people to have been contaminated, including politicians like Sen.

Kemp said there will be an increase in the availability of polymerase chain reaction testing, featuring pooled resources of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Public Health Laboratory and Emory University.

The CDC said as early as March 30 that there are asymptomatic infections and pre-symptomatic infections with COVID-19.



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