Roommates, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has just announced an executive order requiring masks to be reinstated and worn inside all public spaces as the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread. The decision comes just as cases of the Delta variant in Georgia continue to rise—and Keisha Lance Bottoms believes that reinstating the previous mask mandate will stop the spread before it gets further out of control.
In her city-wide order it specifically states, “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.”
Additionally, while explaining her decision, Keisha Lance Bottoms stated the following:
“Public health experts overwhelmingly agree, and data has proved, that wearing a face-covering helps slow the spread of this deadly virus. As COVID-19 rates increase, we must remain vigilant, wear a mask, follow CDC guidelines and other measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our communities.”
There are other details involving the executive order as well. Those who are eating/drinking, in their own homes or suffer from legitimate health conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask, do not have to follow the reinstated mask guidelines.
For those who decide to violate the order, there will be penalties. The first offense is a warning, the second is a $25 fine and for every other offense $50 will be fined to the offender.
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