In a conference on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he "strongly disagrees" with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to begin reopening select businesses as early as Friday.
President Trump stated that he thought the governor’s order was too soon and could be in violation of the suggested guidelines from the White House. President Trump continued to say that it was up to governors to do what they thought was best.
“I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities which are in violation of the Phase 1 guidelines for the incredible people of Georgia,” Trump said.
Gov. Kemp tweeted Wednesday night that he had spoken with President Trump about Georgia’s plan.
In a tweet made by Gov. Kemp, he says “our next measured step is driven by data and guided by state public health officials. We will continue with this approach to protect the lives - and livelihoods - of all Georgians.”
This discussion comes after Gov. Kemp announced Monday that gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologist, hair designers, nail care artists, their respective schools and massage therapists can begin basic operations on Friday, April 24.
Minimum basic operations include but are not limited to screening workers for fever and respiratory illness, enhancing workplace sanitation, wearing masks and gloves, separating workplaces by six feet, teleworking if possible and staggered shifts.
Starting Monday, April 27th, movie theaters, private social clubs and dine-in services at restaurants will be allowed to reopen with specific social distancing guidelines and sanitation mandates.
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