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.
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 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.
Three weeks after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created an Advisory Council to look into the Atlanta Police Department’s Use of Force policies, she issued three Administrative Orders to immediately begin revising them.
Nearly half of the $88.5 million in federal CARES Act money being provided to the city of Atlanta will go towards assisting small businesses and renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to government documents.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she values the Atlanta police and recognizes their morale is suffering, but she added it is “is equally important that our officers be cognizant of the morale of the country right now.”
Two weeks after the creation of an advisory council to review Atlanta’s use-of-force policies by police, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has received the initial recommendations and issued three administrative orders as a result.
Officers with the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and dads with the Fathers Incorporated organization provided summer reading materials to Atlanta area children.
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.
Hartsfield-Jackson, operated by the City of Atlanta, is “only permitted to strongly encourage” masks, according to spokeswoman Elise Durham. She added that the airport is “working through options.”