Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order June 11 that relaxes more restrictions put in place since April to stem the spread of Covid-19, including no limits on the number of dine-in customers at restaurants, allowing for conventions to resume and reopening live performance venues.

Effective July 1, Live performance venues may reopen for business if they comply with specific criteria based on whether they are designated Tier I (hosting up to 999 people); Tier II (hosting up to 4,999 people), or Tier III (hosting more than 5,000). Restrictions advised include empty seats between patrons to meet social distancing protocol and, if possible, installing plexiglass at ticket counters and concession stands.

Testing for COVID-19 is now available to anyone who wants it.

There are now 197,948 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 3,921 deaths in Georgia, according to new data released at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. At least 19,426 cases have required hospitalization.

We encourage everyone to support their favorite local artists on social media, many are performing from their homes and have digital tip/donation jars. Buy their music, merch, and let them know you care. Please everyone do your part, follow the guidelines and Stay Safe!

Some links to help keep you informed through these trying times:

– Your Atlanta Blues Society Board of Directors