Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz is appealing to Governor Brian Kemp for help in reducing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Athens. As part of that effort, the mayor sent a letter to the governor with two recommendations on how to stem the tide.
“One, clarity around what can be done in bars. Right now, the order is strangely worded in a way that provides lots of loopholes for bars, but what we really need is a bar environment that looks much more like a seated restaurant environment.”
Athens-Clarke County was one of the first places in Georgia to take sweeping and decisive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. ACC Mayor Kelly Girtz offers an update on the local response, as well as his reaction to Governor Kemp’s decision to allow some businesses – including restaurants – to reopen.