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Gov. Kemp thanks faith community and Georgians for staying home Easter weekend

The governor also thanked first responders who are ensuring people are being safe in public spaces.

ATLANTA — As several Georgians continue to stay at home with shelter-in-police orders continuing through for the weeks ahead, several families experienced Easter service unlike never before.

Governor Brian Kemp thanked families for staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, he addressed residents on the latest numbers in a press conference on Monday.

“I want to thank the faith community in Georgia. This past weekend, perhaps for the first time in their history, many had to find new ways to worship during one of the most sacred times of the year to ensure the health and safety of their congregations," he said. "Through online, drive-in, or call-in services, it was a great reminder that even though we must be apart right now, we can still come together in worship.”

The governor also thanked first responders who are ensuring people are being safe in public spaces.

"I want to thank state and local law enforcement for their hard work. These men and women spent their weekend patrolling beaches and parks, ensuring that Georgians were following the guidance," he said. "I want to thank Colonel Vowell and the Department of Public Safety as well as Commissioner Williams and the Department of Natural Resources for keeping Georgians safe.”

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