“In the same way that we carefully closed businesses and urged operations to end to mitigate the virus’ spread, today we’re announcing plans to incrementally and safely reopen sectors of our economy,” Kemp stated at the briefing.
Gov. Kemp’s announcement follows remarks made by President Trump last week regarding the loosening of guidelines to help reopen state economies. Pres. Trump has taken a “states’ rights” stance on the economy reopening. In a conference call with governors last Thursday, Trump said, “You are going to call your own shots. I’ve gotten to know almost all of you, most of you I’ve known and some very well. You are all very capable people, I think in all cases, very capable people. And you’re going to be calling your shots.”