Tuesday on Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp announced gyms, salons, bowling alleys and other specific indoor facilities will be able to reopen by Friday, with restaurants and theaters able to reopen next week.

These businesses must comply with social distancing and other safety requirements. 

The move has drawn sharp criticism from elected leaders and commentators who say the move comes too soon and is not backed by enough data.

And, the coronavirus is not the first pandemic to reach Georgia. We took a look at the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the parallels and stark differences to today’s crisis. 


Cody Hall – Press Secretary, Governor

Tamar Hallerman – Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stan Deaton – Historian, Georgia Historical Society