As the Georgia governor reopens the state, some companies feel safe enough to resume business, while others are still holding off. Fox News’ Jonathan Serrie with more.
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.
Continue Reading Below
GREELEY, Colo. (Reuters) – Royal Rose is reopening her Colorado tattoo studio next week after closing a month ago, not because she wants to but because the bills are piling up and she says she has no choice.
"I would stay home if the government encouraged that, but they're not, they're saying 'Hey, the best thing to do is go back to work, even though it might be risky,'" said Rose, 39, sitting inside her salon in a wood-sided building on a leafy street in the farming and oil town of Greeley.
Colorado is among the first wave of U.S. states beginning an experiment to reopen economies without the testing and contact-tracing infrastructure health experts say is needed to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus, with lives in the balance.
US GDP EXPECTED TO FALL 12%, FEDERAL DEFICIT TO REACH $3.7T
"I feel like we are like test dummies that they're learning off of," said Mary Ramirez, a Greeley hair salon owner who will not be reopening next week as she believes, like Rose, there is insufficient safety guidance and planning.