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Georgia convention rules | What's been lifted in Gov. Kemp's order

Gov. Brian Kemp issued revised guidelines on Friday relaxing many restrictions.

ATLANTA — Under new guidelines issued by Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, conventions will be able to operate in Georgia much more freely.

The governor's newest executive order eliminated more than a half dozen protocols that had been in place for conventions.

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Among the rules the governor has lifted are:

  • Requiring convention workers to be masked.
  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms in guests at entrances.
  • If the convention provides transportation to guests, ensuring social distancing while in transport.
  • Requiring pre-registration for seated events.
  • Implementing staggered registration and attendance times.
  • Floor markings to ensure social distancing in lines.
  • One-way aisles to guide traffic through exhibitions.
  • Prohibiting contact between separate events at the same venue.

The guidelines that remain in place include:

  • Requiring that all individuals exhibiting or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at any time while at a convention be isolated and leave the facility as soon as practicable.
  • Providing training to workers on how to identify symptoms of COVID-19 in any individuals present, the proper processes for assisting a potentially ill individual with exiting the facility, and the appropriate infection mitigation procedures to perform in such an event.
  • Providing an isolation area or areas for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that are unable to immediately leave the convention.
  • To the extent practicable, utilizing contactless parking systems, registrations, check-in, check-out, security checks, coat/bag checks, and/or sales.
  • To the extent practicable, utilizing physical barriers such as partitions or Plexiglass at registration and check-in stations, refreshment stations, and points of sale.