ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – Following Governor Brian Kemp’s executive shelter in place order yesterday for “medically fragile” residents, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a 14-day stay at home order late Monday night.
Lance posted the executive order on Twitter, which applies to:
“All individuals living in the territorial jurisdictional limits of the City of Atlanta due to the unusual condition of the COVID-19 pandemic; and ordering that all individuals living in the territorial jurisdictional limits of the City of Atlanta are directed to stay at their place of residence; to permit persons subject to this order to leave their places of residence to provide or receive certain essential activities and work for essential business and government services; to exempt individuals experiencing homelessness from this order but urging them to find shelter and governmental and other entities to provide it; directing all businesses to cease non-essential operations at physical locations within the City of Atlanta; prohibiting all non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals; and for other purposes.”
She clarified in her post that the order does not include essential businesses, parks, the Atlanta BeltLine and restaurants serving takeout.
Lance also indicated her decision was “based upon our density & specific needs/concerns in Atlanta.”