Atlanta Mayor Announces 14-day Stay-At-Home Order

WAOK Staff
March 24, 2020 - 1:12 pm
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday night that she has signed 14-day stay at home order for the city of Atlanta.

"Given our population density, high rate of asthma, and various underlying health conditions found within our city’s populations, I am issuing a Stay at Home Order for Atlantans,” Bottoms said in a news release.

The order says all city residents are being directed to stay home except for essential services, essential activities, work or for government services.

“Until we flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, the city must exercise every reasonable power to slow the spread of this virus,” Bottoms said. 

As of right now, the order does not include essential businesses, parks, the Atlanta BeltLine and restaurants serving takeout. The order also directs all businesses to cease non-essential operation at physical locations with the city limits.

Bottoms wants people to know they can still go to grocery stores, which are being advised to wipe down and sanitize carts.