Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Jacquie Cadorette
July 06, 2020 - 5:13 pm

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took to Twitter Monday to reveal she had tested positive for coronavirus.

    "COVID-19 has literally hit home," Bottoms said in her tweet. "I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive."

    Bottoms has gained national attention for her handling of both the coronavirus outbreak as well as the nationwide protests against police brutality. Both have had major impacts on Atlanta.

    Just last week, Bottoms spoke about the "unselfish" act of wearing a mask while in public.

    "It not only protects yourself, but the people around you," she said in an interview with 11Alive. "I'm looking at numbers for COVID-19 that are very alarming. I haven't seen numbers like this in a very long time, and this is something that people should take seriously."

    "When we look at where the numbers are lowest in the country, it is in the northeast where they were a bit slower to reopen. But we are where we are now and we have to deal with what's in front of us," she explained.

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