Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Bans Towns From Requiring Masks as COVID-19 Soars

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order banning cities and counties from requiring masks or other face coverings as COVID-19 numbers soar in the state.

Kemp’s executive order only encourages people to wear masks in public. He called scientifically-proven mask requirements “a bridge too far,” notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

WJCL reports that as of July 15 there were 127,834 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 3,871 from July 14. There are also 3,054 deaths, an increase of 37, and 14,102 hospitalizations, an increase of 417.

(Sources: WJCL, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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