Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday issued an executive order lifting most of the state’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions, a little more than a year after the pandemic started, according to reports.
The 28-page order lifts capacity restrictions on movie theaters and other large venues, ends requirements for restaurants to space out tables and for employees to wear masks and removes restrictions for places like gyms and barbershops, FOX 5 in Atlanta reported.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, and Truist Park, home of MLB’s Atlanta Braves, said they will be at full capacity by mid-May and the Atlanta Motor Speedway plans to pack the stands once again this July for the NASCAR Quaker State 400, FOX 5 reported.
Kemp urged Georgians to still follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say fully vaccinated adults can gather indoors without masks two weeks after the second dose but people should wear masks when attending crowded events.