To: GDA Regulated Establishments of Agriculture, Food, Petroleum, Pest Control; Forestry Trade Association; Commission Leaders; and Land Grant University Leaders
From: Gary W. Black, Commissioner
As directed by Governor Kemp, a statewide Shelter in Place Order will commence tonight, April 3, 2020.
The Federal list of Critical Infrastructure business activities is included in the Order. Many Georgia Department of Agriculture regulated establishments and industry activities are included. No letter of acknowledgement or authorization is required for qualified businesses to operate or travel. The Order does recommend 16 public health related best management practices.
The Order exclusively designates the Georgia Department of Economic Development as the sole arbiter regarding qualification of Essential Businesses. Please direct questions regarding qualifications to the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 1-404-962-4000. Your Georgia Department of Agriculture team stands ready to assist you during these challenging times. Direct any regulatory inquiry through the normal channels and visit our COVID-19 webpage. We are working daily.
Keep your family safe. Please obey these directions. God bless.