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A 'New Normal', as Georgia Restaurants Allowed to Reopen

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Some Georgia restaurants were reopening for limited dine-in service as more restrictions against the coronavirus are loosened in the big Southern state. Movie theaters on Monday can welcome customers and limited in-restaurant dining may resume.

This comes after other businesses, including barbershops, gyms, tattoo shops and nail salons, were allowed to start seeing customers Friday.

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Madison Chop House Grille offers customers free toilet paper Monday, April 27, 2020, in Madison, Ga. The steakhouse located in the historic district of Madison is preparing to shift from take out only to dine-in service after Gov. Brian Kemp eased restrictions on restaurants.

One restaurant, Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits, said the new restrictions meant only 10 customers could be inside at a time instead of the usual 45. Others like Mary Mac's Tea Room decided it wasn't in the best interests or safety of their staff or customers to reopen yet.

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