Stipe called for closing bars except for outdoor seating, limiting gatherings, playing football without fans, and increasing testing.
The state reported 135 deaths on Tuesday, the state's highest daily death toll since the pandemic began in March.
The White House COVID-19 Task Force "strongly recommends" a statewide mask mandate be adopted in Georgia, according to a new report.
Governor Brian Kemp's executive orders extend current restrictions and orders regarding the coronavirus. While he does encourage people to wear masks, it is not a requirement.
Intensive care unit beds are reported to be around more than 87.5 percent full across the state.
The first-term mayor has received national attention in recent months after speaking out against the coronavirus pandemic and the protests in her city following the deaths of several Black men who died while in police custody.
"My hope is that the governor and the mayor work together here to get through this," Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan said after Governor Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit to override Atlanta's citywide mask mandate.
On June 16, Kemp issued an executive order that explicitly banned local officials from requiring masks to be worn in public.
On Wednesday, Kemp signed an executive order voiding local mandates requiring people to wear face masks in public.
The former gubernatorial candidate also rebuked the governor for thwarting attempts to mandate the use of face masks.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp banned face masks from being required by cities and counties as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the state, invalidating at least 15 orders that had already been issued.
Health officials in Georgia reported 3,472 new cases on Thursday, a new single-day record for the state.
Georgia's Department of Health recorded nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the same day the state confirmed the highest number of active hospitalizations.
John B. Gordon was a Confederate general, a former governor of Georgia and a rumored leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Skeptics use misrepresented data to show that both states could safely reopen. After both states did, their COVID-19 cases increased.
In his Friday ruling, Judge Clarence Seeliger referred to the monument as "a potential catastrophe that could happen at any time if individuals attempt to forcible remove or destroy it."
"I felt like our people had learned a lot. They get it. They know what they need to do," the governor said, despite rising case numbers in his state.
Nationwide, the polling found that 56 percent of Americans believed their states' governors were handling the restrictions "about right."
The coronavirus death toll in Georgia has now surpassed 1,000, amid the state's reopening plans.
A group of restaurant owners in Atlanta and Savannah, who together operate more than 120 restaurants, have decided not to reopen right now.
Tennessee saw a 5.2 percent increase in the number of confirmed cases on Sunday.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said any success the state has had is owed to social distancing and people staying home.
President Donald Trump acknowledged it was Kemp's decision to make—but said he disagreed with it.
The governors of Florida and Georgia have faced criticism for reopening parts of their states earlier than expected, while others are expected to follow suit soon.
Congressman Doug Collins from Georgia said he agrees with Governor Brian Kemp on reopening the economy, but not on how the governor is going about doing so.
An overwhelming majority of Democrats, as well as significant majorities of independents and Republicans, said they support the restrictions.
"They can wait a little bit longer," Trump said. "Just a bit. Not much."
On Tuesday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham stated that he was worried about the speed of Georgia's reopening, noting that he felt it was "too fast too soon."
Governor Brian Kemp extended the state's public health emergency order one month past its original April 13 termination date in response to the increasing number of coronavirus cases.