Mayor To Roll Back Atlanta’s Reopening Plan To Phase 1

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is preparing to roll back the city’s reopening plans as #Coronavirus cases surge, a spokesperson told Channel 2 Action News Friday.

The city will go back to Phase 1, in which all residents are ordered to stay home except for essential trips.

Atlanta entered Phase 2 at the end of May, which was described as an “easing” of restrictions phase.

Georgia set a new single-day record of new Coronavirus cases on Friday with nearly 5,000 people newly infected.

On Wednesday, Mayor Bottoms signed an executive order mandating that people wear face masks or coverings in the City of Atlanta. Bottoms and her family members have tested positive for the virus.

The Mayor’s orders are just guidelines and are not enforceable. Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive orders, which have allowed many businesses to fully reopen with new safety and social distancing guidelines, remain in place.

Phase 1 is implemented when the percent of hospital and critical care capacity remains above 50%.

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