Georgia Governor Encourages Masks Despite Legal Battle With Atlanta Mayor
GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS ENCOURAGING MASKS IN PUBLIC AS HE FIGHTS A MASK MANDATE IN ATLANTA
Atlanta, GA (WGCL) – Georgia has launched a new campaign that encourages wearing a mask in public; even as governor Brian Kemp fights a mask mandate in Atlanta.
The “Four Steps in Four Weeks” program recommends wearing a mask, social distancing, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and following other guidelines outlined by the governor’s executive order.
But this new campaign comes after Kemp sued Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the city for enforcing a mask requirement.
Kemp says no city can create a mandate stricter than the state’s guidance and that he’s confident Georgians don’t need one to do the right thing.
Bottoms calls the lawsuit a waste of time and money.
A hearing on the lawsuit has been delayed after two judges recused themselves.