The Latest Information from Savannah During COVID-19
City of Savannah Mask Mandate: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, signed an emergency order stating masks or facial coverings shall be required when indoors with people who are not members of a given person's immediate household within the City, vaccination status notwithstanding, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 within the City of Savannah. The order will remain in effect until August 25, 2021. Click here for more information on the mandate.
Chatham County Mask Mandate: Chatham County Board of Commission Chairman Al Scott issued a County-wide State of Emergency that orders all persons wear a mask or face covering in public spaces to include commercial establishments, public places, government buildings, and any time people gather in groups of 10 or more. Masks or face coverings are required to properly cover the nose and mouth.
State of Georgia Executive Order 03.14.20.01: (Effective May 1-30, 2021) Modifies the social distancing and sanitation requirements for residents and visitors to “strongly encouraged.” Eliminates the restaurant and bar table distancing requirements and workers mask requirement. Eliminates all specific requirements for gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, body art studios, estheticians, hairstylists and massage therapists. Reduces requirements for conventions. Eliminates the requirement that childcare facilities prohibit all unnecessary visitors. Provides that live performance venues, regardless of seating capacity, are only required to follow the guidelines for all organizations, and such venues may implement additional measures in conjunction with the performer or organizer of an event. Maintains that professional, collegiate and high school sports organizations and events shall operate pursuant to the rules or guidelines issued by their respective league, conference or association. Clarifies that graduation ceremonies are only required to follow the guidelines for all organizations. Click here for more information on the executive order.