City of Atlanta issues mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to rise – WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA– Channel 2 Action News has discovered that the city of Atlanta has actually issued a mask mandate as the delta version of COVID-19 continues to spread out across the city.It comes simply 2 days after the mayor of Savannah released a comparable mandate for that city.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms released the order “requiring all individuals in a public location, including personal services and establishments, to wear a fabric or a mask face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors.” The city made the decision after a call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, where the CDC recommended that some vaccinated individuals resume wearing masks inside in the middle of a current spike seen in COVID-19 cases nationwide.TRENDING STORIES: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated case spikes were being driven by people who continue to refuse to get immunized versus the viral infection.” About 34.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported across the U.S., resulting in more than 611,000 deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

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