Georgia Bars and Restaurants COVID Laws and Rules


Governor Brian Kemp issued a new executive order for COVID-19 protocols on Friday, further relaxing some state guidelines.

  • Screen and assess workers who show symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Require workers who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 not to report to work or to see a doctor.
  • Maintain a regular cleaning schedule for the entire facility and frequently clean and disinfect high contact areas that are frequently touched by workers and / or customers, including, but not limited to, topsides. bar, table condiments, digital control devices, check presenters, self-serve areas, reusable menus, tables and playgrounds.
  • Post signage at facility entrances indicating that people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not completed the post-exposure quarantine protocol should not enter the facility.
  • Whenever possible, physical barriers such as partitions or plexiglass at the registers should be used.
  • Use technology solutions where possible to reduce person-to-person interactions: mobile ordering, mobile menu access, text on arrival for seats, and contactless payment options.
  • Ensure that ventilation systems are functioning properly and increase the circulation and purification of air in facilities where possible.

Four directives that had remained in the previous executive decree have now been deleted. These were:

  • Require workers to wear headgear when interacting with customers.
  • A mandatory 42-inch separation between the seating arrangements.
  • Provide service only to seated customers, no standing room.
  • Establish designated routes for customers to come in and out.


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