Georgia businesses hesitant to embrace Kemp’s call to reopen

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KATE BRUMBACK and JEFF AMY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp's call to reopen shuttered businesses in Georgia left many business owners wary and confused Tuesday as they considered how to protect themselves and their customers in a state where coronavirus deaths neared 800 and confirmed infections climbed toward 20,000. Kemp's plan to kick-start the economy is one of the most aggressive announced since President Donald Trump laid out benchmarks for states to start lifting restrictions. But Georgia's testing system has lagged behind much of the nation and public health experts warned that moving too quickly could fuel a resurgence in infections. "It's concerning. I'm certainly not going to go the gym or get a haircut," said Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease expe
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