Atlanta mayor lifts indoor mask mandate across city

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she has lifted the indoor mask mandate across the city.

Bottoms announced the move in a tweet Monday night, saying:

“While it makes me personally anxious, I’ve always said we’d follow the science. Thus, we are lifting the city-wide mask mandate, but will continue to require masks in all City facilities.”

Bottoms also urged people to continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The mayor signed a new executive order in July requiring masks at all indoor public places after the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus started surging across the state.

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As of Monday, the state was reporting just over 700 news cases of the virus. More than 1.2 million people in Georgia have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

The daily positivity rate was just 2.9% compare to 20.4% when the last wave of cases spike at the end of August.

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