Disaster Declaration For the City of Atlanta

FROM THE DESK OF ATLANTA MAYOR TRAVIS RANSOM

This morning I signed a Disaster Declaration in the City of Atlanta. This declaration follows the same language as the County Declaration. This is something we needed in place for a variety of reasons. This will allow us to seek reimbursement from FEMA for certain expenditures related to the COVID-19 response. If we incur overtime or need to purchase protective equipment or incur other related expenses in the course of this issue. This also mentioned a suggested voluntary curfew and codifies locally the CDC and Governor’s prohibition on gatherings of 10 or more people.

We will have a council meeting next Monday where I will likely ask the City Council to extend this. My individual declaration is only good for a week even though we obviously fall under the county’s declaration regardless.

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