The city of Atlanta has issued the guidelines of mask Mandates as the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to vigorously spread all across the city.These have come just two days after the Mayor of Savannah issued a similar mandatory guideline for that city.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued the order, which requires all the people in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth that could cover one’s face over their noses and mouths while they are indoors.
The city has decided after a call with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has strictly recommended that some vaccinated people shall have to resume wearing face masks indoors. The latest Mandates came after a recent surge in positive cases.
Besides, other variants of the novel Covid-19 virus, such as Delta, are also spreading relentlessly across the nation.Director of CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said that the cases were being driven by those people who continued to not get vaccinated against the virus.
Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 Response news briefing on July 16 that this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. They are seeing outbreaks of the cases in many parts of the country that have lower vaccination coverage because the unvaccinated people are at risk, and the communities that are completely vaccinated are generally doing well.Altogether, 194.9 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported, resulting in almost 4.1 million deaths.