ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said on Sunday that President Trump has declared a major disaster for all 159 counties in the state of Georgia as a result of the impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.
"Georgia is grateful for this designation, as it will enable the state to continue partnering with federal agencies in a coordinated fight against this pandemic,” Kemp said in a statement on Sunday. “The presidential declaration is a critical step in providing additional assistance to our state and local governments as they continue to respond to COVID-19.”
The declaration for federal emergency aid currently covers act taken to eliminate or lessen immediate threats to life, public health or safety.
This also allows federal agencies -- including FEMA -- to provide direct assistance to the state of Georgia.
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