Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp loosens COVID-19 restrictions, expands vaccine eligibility

by Jenny Mount · Mar 30th, 2021 11:44 am

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Last Updated Mar 31st, 2021 at 9:10 am

Gov. Brian Kemp is preparing to scale back Georgia's COVID-19 capacity limits and loosen restrictions on large gatherings as people continue to get vaccinated.

Starting April 1, public health guidelines currently in place for restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues will ease.

"Georgians know the right thing to do," Kemp said. "They know the value in best practices, but they also can't wait to return to their normal life. Loosening these restrictions is the next critical step in that process, and it signals an even bigger light at the end of the tunnel."

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state has administered 3.2 million vaccine doses, with almost 2.1 million Georgians receiving at least one dose.

Following Kemp's announcement on Tuesday that the state will be expanding eligibility, all Georgians ages 16 and older are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No vaccine is currently approved for children under the age of 16.


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