With COVID-19 surging in Georgia due to the Delta variant and low state vaccination rates, Brian Kemp is finally taking action –– to facilitate the spread of the virus.
Kemp –– who has so far rejected any statewide COVID-19 mitigation measures –– is now contradicting his own stated commitment to local control by announcing he is barring local governments from taking steps to blunt the spread of COVID-19.
“It’s bad enough that Brian Kemp has refused to implement any statewide measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia – now, he is forbidding local governments from protecting their own communities. As public health officials, parents, and Georgians at large beg Kemp to take action to combat the current COVID-19 surge in our state, the only action he is apparently willing to take is one that will help COVID-19 spread in Georgia and undermine local efforts to control the virus,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Kemp’s prioritization of politics over public health in the midst of a once-in-a-generation pandemic is shameful and disqualifying, and Georgians deserve better.”
The state of Georgia’s schools, hospitals, and public health under Brian Kemp: