The mayor of Atlanta issued an executive order today requiring masks or cloth face coverings while indoors in all public places.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued the order in response to the uptick of Covid-19 cases, the impact of the Delta variant and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a news release from her office.
Fulton and DeKalb counties are designated as areas of substantial transmission, the latest data from the CDC shows.
The order includes private businesses and establishments, the release said.
The order comes just hours after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted that he will not issue any mask mandates or lockdowns amid the surge of new cases, as CNN reported.