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Atlanta mayor prepares to roll back city’s reopening: Report

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  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms rolled back the city’s reopening plan amid surging coronavirus cases. 
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said the mayor’s orders were not enforceable and couldn’t override state mandates. 
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is planning to roll back the city’s reopening to Phase 1 guidelines amid coronavirus cases surge across the state, local outlet WGCL reported. The city is currently in Phase 2 of reopening.

 

Phase 1 required residents to stay at home unless they are leaving for essentials, WSB-TV reported. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a tweet that the mayor’s orders were only recommendations and not enforceable. 

 

“As clearly stated in my executive orders, no local action can be more or less restrictive, and that rule applies statewide,” Kemp wrote in the tweet

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