Gov. Kemp changes, extends coronavirus restriction ramps up contact tracing

Republican Candidate For Governor Brian Kemp Attends Election Night Event In Athens, Georgia

Governor Brian Kemp and other state leaders are providing an update on coronavirus in Georgia.

Kemp was joined by Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden.

On Tuesday, he signed an executive order to keep bars and live music venues closed through the end of May.

Kemp says Georgia is going in the right direction in its effort to contain the COVID-19 respiratory illness, although others still point to areas of concern.

On Monday he noted that the fewest ventilators were in use and the fewest patients confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus were in Georgia hospitals since the state began keeping track on April 8.

Worries remain about geographic hot spots and disproportionate harm to African Americans and Latino Georgians. Some local governments are pushing for more mask use.

Watch the briefing below:

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