Georgia will begin reopening its movie theaters later this month despite ongoing over the coronavirus epidemic.
Last month, of course, saw the widespread closing of non-essential businesses due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus epidemic. This, of course, included movie theaters which shut down as having so many people in such a tight space would undoubtedly contribute to the spread of the epidemic. But it seems that the state of Georgia feels that it is ready to reopen some of its businesses.
During a recent press announcement, Georgia governor Brian Kemp announced that certain businesses would be allowed to reopen. However, the stipulations would be heavy as they would have to adhere to social distancing and sanitation regulations. This list also included gyms, salons, and bowling alleys. At the moment it is not clear how many movie theaters would be allowed to be opened. During a press announcement, the Georgia Governor spelled out what these regulations would involve:
“The entities in which I am re-opening are not re-opening as business as usual. Each of these entities will subject to specific restrictions including adherence to the minimum basic operations, social distancing and regular sanitation. Minimum basic operations includes but is not limited to screening workers for fever and respiratory illness, enhancing workplace sanitation, wearing gloves and masks if appropriate, separating work spaces by at least six feet, and tele-working where at all possible, and implementing staggered shifts. Subject to the specific social distancing and sanitation mandates, theaters, private social clubs and restaurant dine-in services will be allowed to reopen on Monday, April 27.”
What do you all make of the Georgia governor’s announcement? Are you glad to hear that movie theaters will be allowed to reopen for business? Is it too soon for the state to even be taking these steps? Let us know what you think in the comments below!