Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued her own 14-day “Stay at Home” order for the city in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The order went into effect as of midnight on March 24th and remains in effect until April 7.
Mayor Bottoms stated that “Until we flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, the City must exercise every reasonable power to slow the spread of this virus,” Bottoms said. “Across the globe we are seeing a growing sense of urgency, and we must all make some sacrifices to break the chain of infections and avert a worst-case scenario.”
The order requires Atlantans to remain in their homes throughout the day. Individuals may leave their place of residence only for essential activities, essential governmental functions or to operate essential businesses. Walking in the neighborhood and using Piedmont Park is permitted so long as social distancing (staying 6 feet apart from any other individual) is practiced.
If you want to read a copy of the Mayor's order click HERE.