Brian Kemp: Georgia School Openings Are Going Well

No place in the United States opens their schools earlier than the Southern region of the country. While Northern schools typically reopen after Labor Day, schools down South began to reopen last week. The beginning of the school year is made more difficult, obviously, by the presence of the coronavirus.

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Georgia has been one of the states most heavily hit by COVID. Still, schools began to reopen last week and one photo showing few masks and no social distancing in the hallways quickly went viral. Governor Brian Kemp, however, told reporters on Monday that all is well.

Kemp made the comments while appearing alongside Surgeon General Jerome Adams. “I think quite honestly this week went real well other than a couple of virtual photos,” said the Georgia governor. As I’ve said before, we have come a long way, but we are not out of the woods yet and we can not take our foot off the gas.”

Adams then joined in, saying, “I want the people of Georgia to know that we don’t have to wait until we get a vaccine, we don’t have to hide until we get a miracle therapeutic. To the kids in schools I want you to understand, if you want prom in person next year, if you want to go to spring break, if you want an in-person graduation, then we need you to work together.”


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