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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