Seven Georgia lawmakers are calling on Governor Brian Kemp to issue an executive order mandating Georgians ‘shelter in place’ for the next 14 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter, dated March 23, 2020, is signed by House Minority Leader Bob Trammell, House Minority Whip William Boddie, House Minority Chair James Beverly, House Minority Chief Deputy Whip Dar’shun Kendrick, and state representatives Erica Thomas, Kimberly Alexander, and Pat Gardner. All seven are Democrats in the Georgia House of Representatives.

In their letter to Governor Kemp, the group says “we wholeheartedly stand behind you taking immediate action to mitigate the risk of the devastating outbreak that has occurred in other parts of the world and now appears to be ensuing in parts of the United States.”

The letter goes on to request that Kemp issue a statewide ‘Shelter in Place’ executive order for the next fourteen days “with only essential personnel being deployed during this emergency.” The letter does not define ‘essential personnel.’

Additionally, the lawmakers request that anyone returning from domestic or international

Minority Leader Bob Trammell ((Photo: Georgia House of Representatives)

travel self-quarantine for 14 days until COVID-19 testing is more widely available.

“Every day of delay before uniform statewide restrictive measures are taken will lead to an earlier and higher peak of infected Georgians that will completely overwhelm many of our hospital systems,” the letter reads.

In closing, the letter states that the issue is not one of political affiliations, color, or economic positioning and asks for proactive action against the ‘invisible enemy.’

You can read the letter in its entirety below.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

1 COMMENT

  1. NO. THE DEMOCRAT DEATH CULT SHOULD BEGIN BY ABORTING THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF INNOCENT BABIES. IF DEMOCRAT DEATH CULT MEMBERS ARE BEHIND ANYTHING, YOU KNOW THE CITIZENS ARE SCREWED AND DEMOCRATS GET PERSONAL GAINS.

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