Georgia Governor Brian Kemp refuses to order a statewide lockdown, while Democratic-controlled states go to extreme measures to control the spread of the flu-like Covid-19 virus.
According to the AJC.com, Kemp ordered a series of measures to control the spread of the virus. But he stopped short of infringing on the rights and civil liberties of millions of people who will not get sick.
On Monday, Kemp announced he is instituting a ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people and he ordered a shelter in place for "medically fragile" people for two weeks.
Ordering the medically fragile to stay indoors makes more sense than restricting the movements of healthy people, keeping restaurants closed, and destroying the state's economy.
The news comes as President Donald Trump indicated he will lift restrictions and allow businesses to reopen in many states by next Monday.
The AJC reports Kemp faced "increasing pressure" to impose stiffer restrictions on the residents of his state.
He said the ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people ensures the spacing of "at least six feet between people at all times" so that businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, and home improvement stores can remain open.
"We are all part of the solution. If your friends, neighbors or local organizations are not complying, call them out. Or report them to us," Kemp said.
"The fight is far from over, but we are in this fight together," Kemp continued. "Look out for your fellow Georgians and pray for their continued safety, as well as the safety of our first responders, healthcare workers, the elderly and the medically fragile."
The novel coronavirus has infected over 100,000 people in the United States, although only 46,000 cases are confirmed. That puts the fatality rate far under 1% and closer to the influenza fatality rate of 0.1%.