Kemp Does It the Republican Way : Abdicating Responsibility on Covid 19 to Counties and Cities, While the Number of Infected In GA Climbs

Gov. Brian Kemp is facing growing pressure to impose tougher restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia, where there are more than 3,000 cases and over 100 deaths.

Dougherty County, a small county with a population of about 90,000, has seen 18 deaths, the most in the state.

On Monday, about 50 of Georgia’s mayors held a conference call to discuss the growing crisis. Most agreed that a “statewide stay-at-home order and other policies were needed to remedy the inconsistent, confusing patchwork of policies now in place,” according to Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Kemp has taken a more piecemeal approach, closing bars, restaurants, and schools, and ordered a shelter-in-place for the “medically fragile.”

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