ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Following Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement yesterday of re-opening some businesses on April 25 and 27, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told several media outlets she disagrees with the decision.

Mayor Bottoms issued this statement to CW69:

More than 19,000 Georgians have tested positive for COVID-19 and the numbers continue to increase. It is the Governor’s prerogative to make this decision for the state, but I will continue to urge Atlanta to stay at home, stay safe and make decisions based on the best interests of their families.

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Bottoms also issued an Administrative Order to create an advisory council to discuss the steps and measures needed to end her mandated Stay at Home Order at the appropriate time.

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“Reopening the city must be executed in a cautious manner that is best suited for Atlanta,” said Mayor Bottoms, in a April 20 press release. “The Advisory Council will provide the necessary input and buy-in from Atlanta stakeholders to outline a safe and thoughtful framework to get our economy back on track without endangering public health.”

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Officials said the advisory council will consist of representative fro several city organizations and businesses.