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Emory experts urge Georgia leaders to require face masks

July 2, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketing, medical experts from Emory University on Wednesday urged government officials to make mask wearing mandatory to help stem the rapid spread of the virus in Georgia and make sure businesses can safely remain open.

Pandemic helps Duluth police report significant drop in crime this May

July 1, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Duluth Police Department observed an 83 percent reduction in overall crime this May compared to May 2019. According to their statement, “We understand the recent pandemic was a contributing factor to the drop in crime, however, lower crime is always good to broadcast.”

Atlanta mayor extends COVID-19 administrative orders

July 1, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms re-issued administrative orders on Tuesday prohibiting the city from terminating water services due to non-payment, enforcing parking regulations for restaurant patrons to allow them to pick up take out orders and imposing penalties on businesses for unpaid taxes.

Atlanta City Council passes $673 million budget

June 24, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta City Council passed a $673 million general fund budget last weekend that contained no tax increases or employee layoffs, despite a projected $58 million revenue shortfall due to COVID-19.

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