Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the state pandemic safety rules through Sept. 30.

The order, signed Sept. 15, extends such provisions as requiring social distancing; banning gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person; various specific rules for restaurants, salons and other businesses; mandatory requiring sheltering in place for those in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile.

The order continues to allow local governments to mandate mask-wearing when COVID-19 cases are at a threshold of 100 per 100,000 people over a 14-day period.

The order also allows some types of visitation to long-term care facilities and clarifies the ability of authorities to inspect such facilities.

To read the full text of the order on the Governor’s Office website, click here.

A separate order giving Kemp emergency powers to respond to the pandemic currently runs until Oct. 10.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.