With the decision to 'shelter in place' executed by Gov. Brian Kemp, it has many asking "what does that truly mean?" You can still drive to the grocery store, you can still seek medical attention and you can leave your home. The only people you are allowed to be around, within six feet, are immediate members of your household.
Hunting and fishing are both deemed essential during the pandemic due to the nature that they are solitary activities. Officials urge you to take to the woods or fish Georgia's waterways but not with others within six feet of you. DNR Commissioner Mark Williams said Georgia State Parks, WMAs and PFAs remain open. “In response to Governor Kemp’s executive order released earlier today, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources stands poised to support the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage the citizens of Georgia to shelter in place. We also understand Georgians may choose to ‘socially distance’ themselves by enjoying the outdoor fitness opportunities provided through hunting, fishing, paddling, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Please keep groups to 10 or less and keep a distance of at least 6 feet between participants as you enjoy the solitude that Georgia’s natural resources provide,” Commissioner Williams said.
If you leave the house, stay 6 feet away from anyone not in your household. If you go hunting or fishing, do it alone or only with family members who live in your house. If you show up at a hunting camp and five other club members are there, all can potentially expose each other’s households to the virus.
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