Mayor lifts moratorium on permits for outdoor events of up to 49,999 people

ATLANTA — Large outdoor concerts and events could soon be back in metro Atlanta.

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order Friday that lifts a moratorium on applications for outdoor events of up to 49,000 people.

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Event planners will still have to adhere to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, which includes designating a health coordinator responsible for reviewing current CDC guidance and following enhanced cleaning and sanitation plans.

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A moratorium remains on outdoor events of 50,000 people or more.

In April, Bottoms lifted restrictions on outdoor events for up to 9,999 people.