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Georgia restaurants can now open at full capacity; live performance venues can begin to reopen

Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order June 11 loosening restrictions put in place since April to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the state—including no capacity limits for dine-in services at restaurants statewide, reopening live performance venues under specific criteria and allowing conventions to resume July 1.

The order immediately lifted the shelter-in-place order for residents age 65 and older unless they have an underlying medical condition. Most of the other measures in the order took effect at midnight June 16 and expire June 30 at 11:59 p.m. unless the order is extended or a new executive order is signed.

Coronavirus in Georgia: Current hospitalizations seeing upward trend



After mostly downward trends in current hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since June 7, the trend in the number of current hospitalizations has flipped to an upward trend, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

Buffalo Wild Wings now open on Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta

A new location of Buffalo Wild Wings opened June 15 at 10890 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. The 7,300-square-foot restaurant features Buffalo Wild Wings' newest interior and exterior designs with all-new fixtures and floors, a dedicated takeout area, rollup patio doors and a bar countertop made from recycled basketball courts, according to a news release from the restaurant.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.