The 9 p.m. curfew applies only to the city, but venues outside Atlanta in the metro area are also taking a wait-and-see approach.
Several Georgia cities saw protests against police brutality and racial injustice over the weekend. In some areas officials imposed nightly curfews and Gov. Brian Kemp ordered National Guard members to help quell bouts of property destruction.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Friday that Atlanta needed more federal financial aid beyond the $88 million the city is receiving under the CARES act to soften the economic blow from COVID-19.
Bottoms, the city’s 60th mayor, has been in office since 2018. In 2017, she won a runoff election for mayor against fellow Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday extended the city’s curfew, which will take effect at 9 p.m. and continue until sunrise Monday.
"The protest signs now read “no justice no peace,” and I’m saying no peace, no prosperity." - Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young
Lawrenceville Mayor David Still told the city’s Facebook followers that police are preparing for the potential of activity to crop up Sunday and into Monday. While Lawrenceville supports the right to protest, Still said those gatherings “must be peaceful and respectful.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will testify Friday before a U.S. Congressional subcommittee on the impact of the coronavirus on her city, along with six other mayors from across the nation.
With the coronavirus pandemic upending the restaurant industry, Dunwoody is transforming its usual “Restaurant Week” into “Dunwoody Restaurant Revamp Month.”
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the city has met the metrics to progress from Phase 1 “Stay at Home” to Phase 2 of Atlanta’s five-phased reopening plan, drawn from the recommendations of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Reopening Atlanta.