CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA: What’s happening today - March 16, 2020

ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, March 16: (Click here for the previous day)

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  • The city of Decatur is closing all city office buildings to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17.
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order requiring restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, clubs, and other public gathering spots to limit their occupancy to no more than 50 people.
  • Gov. Brian Kemp issues executive order to close all public schools from March 18 to March 31.
  • Fulton County Government Center and satellite offices will close to the public starting Tuesday.
  • A CDC employee has tested positive for coronavirus. The individual was not involved in the COVID-19 response, has not been working at the CDC since March 6, and was asymptomatic at that time.
  • TSA worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tests positive for coronavirus. Worker was in Terminal F. The screener last worked the AM shift on March 7.
  • President Trump recommends no gatherings larger than 10 people and encourages older people to stay home. WATCH LIVE HERE.
  • President Trump says these precautionary measures may be needed through July or August.
  • President Trump says authorities recommend: People of all ages to work at home or to engage in at-home schooling, asks Americans to avoid discretionary travel, avoid eating at restaurants or public food courts.
  • Vice President Mike Pence asked states to make mobile testing sites a priority.
  • Stock market closes down nearly 13% at -2,999.10
  • Mayor Bottoms sign executive order limiting public gatherings to 50 people.

Click here for our full list of cancellations and closures.