ATLANTA (CBS46) Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams discussed Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reopen state business on 'CBS This Morning,' calling it "dangerously incompetent."
Abrams talked with Gayle King about the governor's decision to reopen the state, saying Georgia ranked 14th in confirmed coronavirus cases and the southeast community of Albany had the "fourth highest infection rate." She also says the state's testing rate is among the country's slowest.
Abrams says the decision to reopen select businesses may force lower-income employees to feel "compelled to come back to work, putting them at more risk for the disease." Abrams also talked about her initiative "Fair Fight 2020" to help the people hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Her plan is to give $1,000 to 100,000 households impacted by the virus.
Gyms, fitness centers, barbershops, bowling alleys, beauty shops, salons, body art studios and more businesses will be allowed to open on Friday, according to Kemp, while private social clubs, theaters and in-person dining at restaurants will be allowed to resume on Monday, Apr. 27. Businesses will still be required to enforce social distancing and implement increased sanitation practices.
READ: Kemp's entire speech