Brian Kemp to reopen restaurants, other businesses in Georgia amid coronavirus crisis


Dec 12, 2018
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp says Georgia is on track to meet the criteria to begin easing social distancing and reopening Georgia's economy as health officials continue battling the spread of COVID-19.

Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, House Speaker David Ralston, and officials with the Department of Public Health, GEMA, and the Georgia National Guard discussed the issue at a briefing at the state Capitol Monday at 4 p.m.

The current White House criteria to reopen America includes three phases, and Kemp said that the state was "on track to meet the criteria for Phase One” by having adequate testing, hospital capacity, and contact tracing of the virus.