Georgia governor allows local mask mandates, with limits

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After suing Atlanta's mayor and city council over mask mandates last month Georgia's governor has reversed course signing a new executive order that allows local governments to enact mask mandates to help them fight the corona virus pandemic governor Brian Kemp's latest order allows local governments in counties that have reached a threshold requirement to require masks on government owned property only two of George's one hundred and fifty nine counties are currently below that threshold the mandates cannot be enforced with fines fees or penalties against private businesses or organizations and penalties against individuals cannot include a fine greater than fifty dollars war prison time also mask requirements cannot be enforced on residential property while on other private property including businesses only with the owner or occupants consent I'm Ben Thomas

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