It was widely reported yesterday, April 20, that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp introduced what’s been termed “an aggressive reopening plan” for certain businesses. In the initial phase according to the Los Angeles Times, bowling alleys join salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and some other indoor businesses that can reopen as early as this coming Friday as long as they follow social distancing plans. Guidelines are expected this week that might also see restaurants reopen on April 27 (though bars and clubs are not included at this time).
Other states such as South Carolina and Tennessee also have announced plans. In South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday that certain retail establishments could open immediately; reopening beaches is also under consideration.
In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee announced his state’s safer-at-home order will expire on April 30 for 89 of its 95 counties. (The counties containing the largest cities in the state are not included. According to news outlets, they have their own health departments and aren’t overseen by the state health department.) Some businesses can open as early as April 27, but at this writing, a list of which those were was not available.