In the interview, Kemp said he’s discussed plans with Braves and Falcons officials, along with Augusta National Golf Club executives, about how to resume sporting events while keeping crowds safe from exposure to the disease.
The NCAA Council on Wednesday voted to allow college athletes to return to campus June 1, and SEC presidents are expected to approve a measure on Friday to allow football and basketball players train at school facilities over the summer.
Kemp said fans can expect a “new norm” when they return to sports stadiums.
“I’m reserving judgment now, but believe me: I’m an optimist, and I want to see that happen if it’s at all possible. We’ll try to be working with folks to do that if it makes sense from a public health standpoint.”