State Offices in 35 Affected Counties Closed Tuesday, Jan. 29th

With the threat of inclement winter weather in North Georgia and parts of the metro-Atlanta area, Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the closure of state government for non-essential employees in thirty-five (35) counties on Tuesday, January 29. This decision is based on the recommendations of emergency management personnel at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and National Weather Service (NWS).

As soon as possible, please issue guidance to agency personnel with offices in these counties – indicated on this map – and take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your employees and any constituents with whom your agency regularly interacts.

We want everyone to be safe and exercise vigilance if this weather causes dangerous conditions or outages. The Governor’s Office plans to issue updates via @GovKemp on Twitter along with email communications and press releases as needed. We are working with emergency management officials to determine whether it is appropriate to close state offices for non-essential employees on Wednesday, January 30. We will keep you updated.

Please take a minute to review the state’s Inclement Weather Policy, including where to find out about state office delays and closures.

You can also prepare for severe weather with planning and safety tips from


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