Some non-essential businesses in Georgia are encouraged to reopen this Friday under Governor Brian Kemp’s push to begin dissolving the state’s Covid-19 shutdown measures, despite conflicting recommendations from the Atlanta-based CDC and national and international health experts.
Many Georgia mayors, residents, and workers in the industries called upon to get back to work are concerned the reopening will cause a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Cardi B, a dedicated truth-teller and issuer of warnings throughout the pandemic, is also worried—and she took to Baller Alert’s corresponding news post onIG to let everybody know. Her comment:
“I just want to let people DONT GO AROUND YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS! Once there sick and in the hospital wit covid you won’t be able to see how and what they treating them with. They will literally have them die slow !They are not nurturing covid patience with the proper foods ,tea to boost their immunes.STRAIGHT MEDICATION !Your parents , grandparents or YOU will most likely pass by yourself in a cold hospital with no physical contact with your love ones .HEALTH OVER CAPITALISM!”
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Gyms, Bowling Alleys, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Nail Salons and More To Open on Friday in Georgia – written- by @choose_wisely2 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With more than 18,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 733, #Georgia Governor #BrainKemp plans to reopen the state with some restrictions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kemp said in his Monday press briefing that #gyms, bowling alleys, hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons could reopen statewide on Friday. Kemp added he’ll allow elective surgeries to take place as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With strict social-distancing guidelines, some restaurants and movie theatres will be able to resume operations, as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Georgia’s statewide stay-home-order will expire April 30, and the vulnerable population and the elderly will remain under the stay-home-order until May 13. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Churches and other places of worship are allowed to hold services within the social-distancing guidelines. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public Health is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases and a decline of people being hospitalized for COVID. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kemp also announced an app to help with the testing process. With the app, people who believe they have the virus will be able to see their test status within 72 hours. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Atlanta Public Schools system has shut down two of its food distribution centers after employees tested positive for COVID-19. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kemp’s said with the state reopening; he’s expecting the COVID-19 cases to increase. But he believes that the state medical system will be able to handle the surge in cases with the increase of hospital capacity.
Earlier this week, Cardi B’s husband, Offset, took to his own IG to mourn his Uncle Jerry, who recently died after contracting covid-19.
Businesses given the green light to open include tattoo shops, nail and hair salons, therapy barbershops, bowling alleys, and gyms. Employees and clients are instructed to—somehow, someway—maintain social distancing and sanitization protocol. Massage therapists are also among the workers allowed to resume operating. Movie theaters and restaurants, Kemp said, can reopen on Monday, April 27.
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic politician who lost to Republican Kemp by a thin margin in the 2018 gubernatorial election, told MSNBC, “There’s nothing about [the measure] that makes sense.”
Georgia’s coronavirus outbreak is by no means an exceptionally mild one: As of today, the state counts more than 20,1666 confirmed cases and 818 deaths.
Kemp actually admitted covid-19 cases will likely spike as a result of the reopenings. But, the governor said, believes “the state [will] be able to stay on top of it with increased hospital capacity.”