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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is showing no signs of yielding to COVID-19 ninnies who are filling their dungarees over his decision to re-open businesses in the state – even as President Trump publicly opposed the decision Wednesday at a White House coronavirus task force briefing.

Kemp is moving forward with plans to reopen parts of the economy across Georgia, including close-contact businesses like nail salons, barbershops and massage parlors (not THAT kind).

“Our next measured step is driven by data and guided by state public health officials. We will continue with this approach to protect the lives — and livelihoods — of all Georgians,” Kemp said in a tweet Thursday.

“Just like the thousands of businesses currently operating throughout Georgia, I am confident that business owners who decide to reopen will adhere to Minimum Basic Operations, which prioritize the health and well-being of employees and customers,” he continued.

Under the plans he has set forward, Kemp will allow businesses like gyms and barbershops to open on a limited basis Friday. Theaters and dine-in restaurants will be allowed to open Monday with some restrictions. Additionally, Kemp has said that employers will have to increase sanitation and social distancing protocols, as well as check workers for fever and respiratory illness symptoms.

But what about bowling alleys? You know, where people share moist bowling shoes and stick their COVID-19-infested fingers in community balls?

WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel pay tribute to the fearless Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in the clip below.

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