Georgia business owners are conflicted as the state reopens hair salons, gyms and bowling

Brian Lambert, owner of a coffee and sweets shop in Forsyth, Georgia, opens the windows of his business as he gets ready to reopen next week.
Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Date Published: April 24, 2020

Source: CNN

The governor of Georgia, USA has allowed certain businesses including gyms, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, and bowling alleys to reopen their doors. This is a move that has been largely advised against by many experts including the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation which stated that Georgia should not even begin to reopen until June 22nd. Georgia was issued a stay-at-home-order three weeks ago on April 3rd, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19 and currently have 21,102 cases and 846 deaths. The mayors of major cities and many small business owners are concerned that they will not be able to protect their employees and customers adequately. Georgia is the first of several other states that have taken steps toward easing restrictions in the following days.

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Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy