City of Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools lift indoor mask mandate | News


ATLANTA (CBS46) – Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced that the City of Atlanta is lifting certain COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, including the indoor mask mandate.

Masks will still be required at public meetings and programs at City facilities.

City-affiliated public agencies such as Invest Atlanta, Atlanta Housing, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., etc. may also resume in-person meetings.

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“Advances in lifesaving vaccines, declining case trends, and most importantly, the vigilance and resilience of the Atlanta community have brought us all into this new space of hope,” said Mayor Andre Dickens. “As we continue to rely on data and science, Atlanta remains eternally grateful to our public health professionals, healthcare workers and frontline workers who continue to give their all so that we can begin this path. optimistic towards our new normal.”

Dickens also announced that the moratorium on residential evictions and deposits will remain in effect.

According to the mayor, 59% of Fulton County residents, 58% of DeKalb County residents, 55% of Atlanta residents, and 55% of Georgians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, 76% of City employees are vaccinated and the City will continue its efforts to increase this number.

Atlanta Public Schools also announced that masks are now optional for everyone.

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They are also removing the mandatory testing requirement for students participating in sports and extracurricular activities and moving mandatory testing for employees from twice a week to once a week.




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