Gov. Brian Kemp’s new rules put some jobless Georgians in bind

[…] On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp made the controversial decision to allow some businesses to restart operations Friday, including barbershops, hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, bowling alleys and fitness centers.

[…] Some business owners are worried that opening is still dangerous, even when taking precautions. And workers whose employer stays closed still will be eligible for unemployment, said Kersha Cartwright, spokeswoman for the Department of Labor.

[…] Those workers will have a tough choice, said Alex Camardelle, a senior policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

“No worker should be forced to choose between their health and their ability to put food on the table,” he said.

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