On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) announced that starting Friday, a number of businesses, including gyms, bowling alleys, barber shops, nail salons, and massage parlors can reopen — and preempting local governments from keeping these measures in place.
The announcement was not well received on social media, with many accusing him of ignoring public health and putting his state at risk for a worse COVID-19 outbreak.
New Hampshire state motto: Live Free or Die. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp: Live Free AND Die!— JRehling (@JRehling)1587418435.0
Brian Kemp is allowing the reopening of gyms, hair and nail salons, bowling alleys on Friday and will allow restaur… https://t.co/dxRdO8KmmX— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1587417939.0
Georgia still hasn't finished rebuilding from Sherman's march to the sea. Not sure how they're going to come back f… https://t.co/h9kC5O8ss8— Jerry 🎅 (@Jerry 🎅)1587417400.0
Georgia has nearly 19,000 coronavirus cases. It reported 790 new cases just today. And 52 new Covid-19 deaths to… https://t.co/aTZl7qVvs8— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1587418296.0
Governor Brian Kemp reopening gyms and hair salons followed by movie theaters and restaurants is extremely unsettli… https://t.co/TBMVfFB3Lf— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1587418030.0
This is why we cried when vote-suppressing Brian Kemp "defeated" Stacey Abrams. Good luck, Georgians. When your go… https://t.co/eW6efP9XrX— Matt (@Matt)1587417725.0
Brian Kemp suppressed votes, purged voters in Georgia and stole the Governorship away from Stacey Abrams. Now he’s… https://t.co/nfkJwZsP1e— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1587417614.0
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) narrowly won in 2018 after overseeing his own election, doing everything he could to su… https://t.co/HzENl6pXDm— Stephen Wolf (@Stephen Wolf)1587417636.0