"Georgia governor gives green light for some businesses to reopen on Friday
Haircuts, tattoos, and bowling matches will be back on the menu for people in Georgia following a new order lifting many of the coronavirus restrictions put in place.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Monday a series of social distancing guidelines that will allow businesses such as gyms, hair salons, tattoo parlors, and bowling alleys to reopen on Friday. By next week, movie theaters will be allowed to start showing films, and restaurants will be allowed to have limited dine-in service options in addition to the takeout orders they had been limited to before the order.
"In the same way that we carefully closed businesses and urged operations to end to mitigate the virus’s spread, today we’re announcing plans to incrementally and safely reopen sectors of our economy," Kemp said.
State Rep. David Clark, a Republican, said he hoped other states followed Georgia's lead, saying, "If we continue on the path we are headed down, we will totally destroy not only the U.S. economy but also the world economy."
All businesses that reopen have to implement strict social distancing guidelines and sanitization policies to help mitigate any spread of the virus. Employees must have their temperatures tested, wear gloves and masks, and enforce social distancing of 6 feet between customers. Bars and clubs were not included in the list of businesses that could reopen.