Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issues executive order requiring mask use in all public places while indoors
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order requiring all persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. The Order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, and the impact of the Omicron variant.
Based on the latest data and recommendations from health professionals, Atlanta’s moving to the Yellow Zone and reinstating the mask mandate indoors.
Mayor @KeishaBottoms has issued an Executive Order to reinstate the citywide indoor mask mandate and move the City of Atlanta back to the Yellow Zone. The order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections and the impact of the Omicron variant. pic.twitter.com/lhd6NxObP1
— City of Atlanta, GA (@CityofAtlanta) December 21, 2021
“The CDC has designated Fulton and DeKalb counties as areas of high transmission for the COVID-19 virus. Given this recent surge across the Atlanta area, and based upon the counsel from public health professionals, I am reinstating the citywide mask mandate,” said Mayor Bottoms. “We are watching the data daily and will continue to engage experts for guidance on how best to provide for the safety and wellbeing of our communities.”
Several restaurants and businesses have closed across the city due to increase of cases, and positive testing employees.