GEORGIA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, May 1: (Click here for the previous day)
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- Gov. Brian Kemp announced he will formally extend the Public Health State of Emergency through June 12, 2020. Additionally, he is signing order to require medically-fragile and elderly Georgians to continue shelter in place until June 12. Elderly Georgians are considered ages 65 and older.
- Georgia’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is more than 27,100 and 1,147 deaths were reported Friday afternoon. The Georgia Department of Public Health updated its website for more hourly numbers.
- Several metro Atlanta malls originally scheduled to reopen today have changed their dates to next week.
- The AJC Peachtree Road Race, an annual 4th of July tradition in Atlanta, is on the move. The race will now take place on Thanksgiving Day.
- The cities of Lawrenceville, Duluth and Suwanee collectively agreed to halt hosting large-scale public events on city properties through July 10.
- Delta Air Lines announced customers will be required to wear a face mask or appropriate face covering throughout their travel starting May 4. JetBlue, American and Frontier airlines also have a face mask policy.
- Georgia Tech will host an online celebration for the Class of 2020 graduates. The university is still working on details for an official commencement.
- The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds released their flight paths for Saturday’s flyover in metro Atlanta.
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