Thursday, June 11, 2020

Georgia's open for (brewery) business

Brewery taprooms are once again open for business in the state of Georgia.

As of 1 June 2020, Georgia governor Brian Kemp has allowed bars and nightclubs, relaxing the coronavirus shutdown. In order to reopen, bars and nightclubs will need to meet 39 mandatory measures to "ensure patron well-being." Among those measures are
  • screenings for employees
  • limiting the number of people in the building (25 people or not more than 35% of total occupancy)
  • regular and thorough sanitizing
  • only serving drinks to seated patrons
  • limiting party sizes to six people
  • limiting the ability for congregating.
Pictured: "Patio, Pints & Food Truck," a signboard for Wild Heaven Beer, a 'craft' brewery in Avondale Estates, Georgia, USA.

  • This post originally appeared on YFGF's Facebook page.

  • Reference: 11 Alive [NBC television news affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia].
  • Text of governor's order [Google drive].
  • And all of this 're-opening' is happening even as COVID-19 seems to be re-surging (although, to be fair, NOT in Georgia]:
    As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase worldwide, and more than a dozen states and Puerto Rico are recording their highest averages of new cases since the pandemic began, hospitalizations in at least nine states have been on the rise since Memorial Day. ¶ In Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah, and Arizona [and Puerto Rico], there is an increasing number of patients under supervised care since the holiday weekend because of coronavirus infections. The spikes generally began in the past couple weeks and in most states are trending higher. ¶ Data from states that are reporting some of their highest seven-day averages of new cases is disproving the notion that the country is seeing such a spike in cases solely because of the continued increase in testing.
    Washington Post
    9 June 2020

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