ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — In the latest press conference, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave an update on COVID-19 numbers and announces new administrative orders related to police reform.
Bottoms discussed the recent influx in positive COVID-19 cases in Atlanta and DeKalb and Fulton Counties, as well as the disproportionate impact of the virus on African Americans.READ MORE: Cocaine Conspiracy: Colombian National Extradited To US, Faces Life In Prison
She says federal officials have identified Georgia as a “red zone,” which means the state has more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents with a positive test rate exceeding 10%.READ MORE: Florida Man, Family Torches His Impounded Vehicle To Destroy Evidence
She referenced $7.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds to expand testing, employ contact tracers and expand access to critical support services. She also discussed efforts to obtain funding for small businesses recovering during the pandemic.
Click on the video for more on the mayor’s COVID-19 update, police reform efforts, public safety, and the 2020 census.