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Vice President Mike Pence to meet with Gov. Kemp, restaurant execs during Friday visit

Here's what we know about the Vice President's visit.

ATLANTA — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to town on Friday.

According to the White House, Pence will meet with Gov. Brian Kemp in Atlanta to discuss, over lunch, how the state is reopening following the lifting of the statewide stay-at-home order.

His visit to Atlanta comes just one day after a stop in Orlando, Florida to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis.

After his visit with Kemp, the White House said Pence will participate in a round-table discussion with restaurant executives at the Waffle House headquarters near Norcross.

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Additional details about the visit would be forthcoming, the White House said.

The state started relaxing strict guidelines for businesses and Georgians on May 1, after allowing the statewide shelter-in-place order, issued back at the beginning of April to expire April 30.

While the statewide order was allowed to expire, Kemp signed two more on that day extending the state's first-ever public health emergency and a shelter-in-place order for the elderly and medically fragile until July 12.

Since, public health officials have been keeping a a sharp eye on the trends of the virus' spread and encouraging Georgians to continue to use masks and social distancing to keep flattening the curve of the virus. 

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