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: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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: 'Rides To Remember' For Pediatric Cancer Returns To Atlanta Motorsports Park On Sept. 18
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.