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A handful of states in the U.S. are beginning to reopen some businesses starting this weekend as governors across the country grapple with when and how to ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Georgia’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, but Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced this week that he would allow some businesses, including hair salons and gyms, to resume business starting Friday, which resulted in some backlash from local and national leaders.
“Certainly as mayor, my power does not supersede that of governor, but I do have the power of my voice,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) told MSNBC on Tuesday, one day after Kemp announced he would allow some businesses to reopen. “I am asking people to please stay home.”
Oklahoma, which has far fewer positive cases and deaths than Georgia, began opening hair and nail salons and other personal care businesses along with state parks on Friday. Oklahoma also allowed hospitals to resume elective surgeries Friday.
In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee (R ) said on Monday that “the vast majority of businesses” will be allowed to reopen when the state’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, and as of Friday state parks and dine-in restaurants were allowed to open with reduced capacity. Tennessee was one of the last states to issue a stay-at-home order.
Tennessee’s largest cities such as Nashville and Memphis are drafting their own reopening plans.
“We want to have the majority of businesses open before May 1,” Lee said Friday. “Not every industry will be in a position open safely immediately.” …