As of today, most businesses in Georgia may operate without significant restrictions or rules. Restaurants and Bars remain subject to a handful of heightened cleaning and other measures, but most other industry-specific rules have been lifted. Instead, the default operating scheme for the month of May is a list of guidelines suggested for all businesses that conduct in-person operations. Other than minor variances for healthcare, schools, sports, and live performance venues, this framework covers all companies in Georgia. Thus, hair salons, tattoo studios, massage and esthetician studios, gyms, bowling alleys, and all other industries are no longer subject to specific rules governing their operations.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Friday that lifts many of Georgia’s remaining coronavirus restrictions, rolling back requirements that called for restaurants to practice social distancing and ending safety guidelines designed for gyms, movie theaters, barbershops and other close-contact businesses.