ATLANTA — Hair salons, gyms, bowling alleys and tattoo parlors were allowed to reopen Friday under new state guidelines – some strict, some not so strict.
Gov. Brian Kemp’s order – issued three days after he announced it was coming -- is 26 pages long – and covers everything from restaurants and grocery stores to tattoo parlors and more.
The words “clean and sanitize” appear in almost every section of the order.
At dine-in restaurants:
- Masks will be required for all employees
- Salad bars and buffets will be discontinued
- Self-service drinks and self-service tableware also go away
- Parties will be limited to six per table, with a maximum of ten patrons per 500 square feet.
- Screening of employees is encouraged but not required unless symptomatic
At grocery stores:
- Required to limit patrons to eight per 1,000 square feet
- Must install protective screens between customers and employees at places where they commonly interact
At gyms and fitness centers:
- Clients will be temperature-screened and turned away if they are feverish.
- Clients will be required to use sanitary wipes on equipment before and after they use it.
- Group classes, basketball courts and spas will stay shut down.
At movie theaters:
- Ushers will be required to enforce social distancing
- Employees will sanitize seats, armrests and handrails between movies.
- Arcades and playgrounds will stay closed.
At hair salons and tattoo parlors:
- The state wants them to be “appointment only,” but there's wiggle room for walk-in clients
- Patrons would be required to wait outside for their appointments
- Chairs and equipment would be sanitized between customers
- Employees would wear personal protective equipment “as available” -- in work stations that are at least ten feet apart.
At bowling alleys:
- Employees required to hand off sanitized rental shoes
- Employees required to hand off sanitized loaner bowling balls
- Employees required to sanitize scorekeeping machines, tables and chairs between each use.
At daycare centers:
- Screen all children for fever
- Surfaces and toys sanitized daily
- Cots and mats and bedding assigned to individual children, cleaned weekly
For driver's licenses:
- Road tests no longer required if applicant passes other state exams
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