Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order Wednesday, which, in part suspended local governments mandates for the community to wear mask.

The move comes after numerous municipalities around the state approved mandated mask rulings.

Kemp’s order, which was signed on Wednesday states strongly encourages wearing masks but states:

State, county, or municipal law, order, ordinance, rule, or regulation that requires persons to wear face coverings, masks, face shields, or any other Personal Protective Equipment while in places of public accommodation or on public property are suspended to the extent that they are more restrictive than this Executive Order.”

Kemp’s executive order also extends the gatherings ban of more than 50 people, and renews business restrictions, while seeking to protect the medically fragile.

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